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Q-Tip Test or Cotton Bud Test
What is the Q-Tip Test?
A lubricated Q-tip or cotton-tip swab is inserted into the urethra by your doctor to determine how well the urethra is supported in the pelvis.
It may be part of a pelvic exam to evaluate urinary incontinence.
In a healthy normal urethra, the angle of the Q-tip is less than 30 degrees from the horizontal, and will remain at this angle when the patient strains or 'bears down'. If the woman has inadequate bladder neck support and stress incontinence, the Q-tip angle generally exceeds 30 degrees from the horizontal.
Can Kegel8 Help With Stress Incontinence?
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is one sign your body uses to tell you that your pelvic floor needs strengthening. This is where Kegel8 can help.
Please remember even if you opt for pelvic floor surgery your pelvic floor weakness will still be there (no surgery can strengthen the muscles) and other organs within your pelvic area can still prolapse! Take a look at our range of Kegel8 electronic pelvic floor exercisers and specialist products to help you combat stress incontinence, strengthen your pelvic floor and avoid unnecessary pelvic floor surgery.
- Learn how to exercise and strengthen your pelvic floor to prevent and combat stress urinary incontinence with the Kegel8 Ultra - Our best selling Kegel Exercise Machine
- The Essential Guide How to do Pelvic Floor Exercise - Your pelvic floor and pubococcygeus muscle will thank you!
- Read more about Anal Incontinence and how Kegel8 can help with stress incontinence.