Urodynamic testing is used to determine how well the
is working i.e. how the bladder, sphincters and urethra hold and release urine and if they are any leaks or blockages. Results from these tests help to find the cause of problems related to
loss of urine control
, the bladder not fully emptying,
intermittent urine flow
urinary tract infections
. A urologist will indicate the need for urodynamic testing for patients. Tests include
, which is the measurement of urine speed and volume, measurement of the remaining urine in the bladder post urination using an
into the bladder via urethra and a
or measurement of bladder pressure as it fill with fluid. Some urodynamic tests may be done with
to take images of the bladder filling and emptying. A single antibiotic is given to prevent infection after urodynamic testing.
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Mairi Wallace’s special interests are; Urogynaecology (prolapse and incontinence) and the menopause. Particularly interested in the quality of . . .