Your urinary tract removes excess water and waste from your system. It’s made up of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. The bladder is located in your pelvis and is held in place by muscles, organs, and pelvic bones. Coordinated muscle movements control the filing and emptying of your bladder and prevent urine from leaking involuntarily.
When your bladder is full, nerve signals in your brain communicate with your bladder muscles, and your muscles force urine to exit your body through the urethra.
Our physicians recommend urodynamic testing for symptoms that include:
Besides measuring your bladder function, urodynamic testing can also identify leaks or
blockages in you lower urinary tract.
Urodynamic testing is used to evaluate how well your bladder, urethra, and sphincters hold and release urine. Urodynamic testing can help measure several pieces of information, including:
There are several kinds of urodynamic tests. Some utilize imagine equipment to capture images or sensors that measure pressure or muscle and nerve activity within the bladder.
Urodynamic testing typically doesn’t require advance preparation, though it might be necessary to modify your fluid intake or existing prescriptions beforehand. Our doctors might also recommend arriving for your appointment with at full bladder.
Based on the results of your testing, our doctors might suggest additional urodynamic tests or X-rays. For more information about urodynamic testing, schedule an appointment online today.