The caring staff at Southdale OB/GYN is knowledgeable and sensitive to the different bladder problems women experience.
One diagnostic tool used is urodynamics, a study that assesses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine. Urodynamic tests help a doctor see how well the bladder and urinary muscles work and can help explain symptoms such as:
- incontinence (involuntary leaking of urine)
- frequent urination
- sudden, strong urges to urinate
- problems starting a urine stream
- problems emptying your bladder completely
What to expect during urodynamic testing:
- The testing is done in a comfortable setting right in our office
- Attention is paid to personal privacy
- A physician is actively evaluating the test while it is being performed
- Results are given at the time of evaluation, and patients leave the office with a plan of treatment
Urinary incontinence can often be treated with a same-day surgical procedure, medications or both. This type of treatment can greatly improve a woman’s quality of life.
Urodynamic Testing Instructions