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What are the basic tests that should be done to determine the cause of LUTS? Based on my understanding at the time, I assumed that my enlarged prostate (98 cc) was causing my LUTS symptoms. I had a PAE in March of this year and I’ve experienced only marginal improvement. Now from following the posts on the forum, I understand that the symptoms could also be caused or exacerbated by an underactive bladder, an overactive bladder, and/or strictures. I have an appointment with my urologist at the end of August, and I would like to discuss further testing with him before deciding on possible future procedures. The tests that I have seen mentioned on the forum include a bladder scan (to see if there is PVR?), a urodynamics study, and cystoscopy.
Re: the bladder scan. I’ve been tracking and documenting my urine output carefully for over two weeks, and there seems to be significant variation throughout the day. Would a one-time bladder scan in an office really provide useful information based on a single reading?
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