Urodynamic is a study that deals with how the bladder and urethra works. Urodynamic tests will help diagnose many diseases. If the symptoms like below are found, one should go for Urodynamic testing. The symptoms are as below:
- Frequent urination
- Painful urination
- Urinary tract infections
- strong urges in urination
- problem while emptying the bladder
- Urine Leakage
- recurrent urinary tract infections
Urodynamic test are done in urologym gynecology, OB/GYN labs. This will provide the physician to diagnose the cause and nature of treatment required to solve the problems related to bladder and Urethra.
How an urodynamic test is performed?
This test measures the left over urine in the bladder after urination. The health care provider will insert a catheter through urethra up into bladder to remove the excess amount of remaining urine.Urodynamic test is nor very painful and hurting but you will feel a pinch of pain as the catheter when inserted. The test is not very painful but it causes little discomfort.
Urodynamic test is used to diagnose patients with urinary disorders. These tests are performed for both men and women. This test is used to measure nerve and muscle function, pressure on bladder, flow rates etc.
Various types of Urodynamic tests include:
- Postvoid residual measurement
- Pressure flow study
- Video Urodynamic tests
- Leak point pressure measurement
- Cystometric test