Bladder Function Tests
Your urologist or urogynecologist may
recommend urodynamics, or urodynamic
testing, if you have:
- Urine leakage.
- Frequent urination.
- Painful urination.
- Sudden, strong urges to urinate.
- Problems starting a urine stream.
- Problems emptying the bladder
Urodynamics tests examine what the
bladder and urethra are doing if urine
leakage occurs. For example, the tests can show if involuntary bladder contractions (spasms) are causing urinary incontinence.
Urodynamics is not usually painful and
most women do well. It can feel unusual to focus so much on urinating in a room with another person, but this test is very helpful to your care. No general anesthesia is required. You can drive yourself home afterward or return to work. Some results may be available immediately or the results may take several days.
For more information about Urodynamic Testing download this PDF.