|If you notice any persistent bladder or bowel changes, consult your doctor immediately. The diagnosis for urinary incontinence is based on your symptoms, a physical examination, and a review of your medical history. Keeping a diary of about the type of incontinence, patterns of urination or bowel habits can be useful for your physician.
Certain tests such as a urinalysis and blood tests may be ordered to establish the cause of incontinence. Specialized testing such as a postvoid residual (PVR) measurement, pelvic ultrasound, urodynamic testing, cystogram or cystoscopy may also be performed.