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Urethral Pressure Profile

Front view of bladder.  Weak pelvic muscles allow urine leakage (left).  Strong pelvic muscles keep the urethra closed (right).
Front view of bladder. Weak pelvic muscles allow urine leakage (left).
Strong pelvic muscles keep the urethra closed (right).
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

To learn about the strength of your urethra and its outlet, more testing may be done. The catheter with a sensor might be moved back and forth in the urethra. This will record information about the urethra and outlet. This test is called a “urethral pressure profile” (or UPP).

This is not a common test done by urologists. However, you may receive the test by another health care provider.

Urodynamics Related Resources

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Urologic Radiology


Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

 

Other Groups' Resources

MedlinePlus – National Institutes of Health

Cystometric Study (English)
Estudio cistométrico (Español)

Uroflowmetry (English)
Uroflujometría (Español)


National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)

Urodynamic Testing

 

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