Bladder and urination problems are common in people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). When a new problem develops, tests may be done to make sure that a condition other than MS is not causing the problem and to decide on the best treatment.
The following are tests commonly used to evaluate problems with the urinary tract:
Some of these tests involve the insertion of a thin flexible tube (catheter) into the urethra; injection of a contrast medium, which shows up on X-rays; or injection of material that has low-level radioactivity.
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
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