WHAT IS BLADDER ULTRASOUND?
The bladder is an organ made of smooth muscle. It stores urine until it’s released when you go to the bathroom. The most common reason for bladder ultrasound is to check bladder draining. The urine that remains in the bladder after urinating (“post void residual”) is measured. If urine remains, there can be a problem such as:
- Enlarged prostate
- Urethral stricture (narrowing)
- Bladder dysfunction