Front view of bladder. Weak pelvic muscles allow urine leakage (left).
Strong pelvic muscles keep the urethra closed (right).
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.