Urodynamic Testing

UrodynamicsUrodynamic studies are often suggested as a way to evaluate which type of incontinence a patient has and determine the best course of treatment.

The studies evaluate lower urinary tract function by placing a small catheter in the bladder and another in the vagina (or rectum in patients with prolapse) to look at bladder leakage, voiding patterns, bladder emptying, bladder sensations, bladder capacity, strength of the urethral sphincter, and the activity of the pelvic floor muscles.

These are done in the office and take about 30 minutes. No special preparation is required except that we ask you come to the office with a full bladder.