The post-void residual (PVR) urine test is vital for those with MS

Publicerad av Wellspect HealthCare, 2022-12-15 08:00

Storage and voiding symptoms often coexist, affecting up to 59% of individuals with MS. These clinical manifestations impact quality of life and are often associated with depressive symptoms, loss of work productivity, poor sleep quality and, in general, a deterioration in overall health. Problems related to micturition impede many people with MS from fully participating with family, friends and the community.

Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) often suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) which can have a significant impact on quality of life (QoL). The symptoms often include storage of urine or voiding and can also be a combination of these. The post-void residual (PVR) urine test measures the amount of urine left in the bladder after urination. The aim of the current study was to measure PVR volumes in MS subjects with and without LUTS and to examine relationships between storage symptoms, voiding symptoms and PVR.

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