Urinary Incontinence

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