WHAT IS URODYNAMIC TESTING?
Bladder function testing, or Urodynamics, is a test that provides information about the lower urinary tract and its ability to store and empty urine. This test is useful in diagnosis and planning treatment for a variety of urinary problems including incontinence (involuntary loss of urine), overactive bladder, voiding dysfunction (trouble emptying the bladder), urinary retention (inability to pass any urine at all) and neurogenic bladder (urinary dysfunction related to diseases of the nervous system).
Urodynamic testing may be done when:
- You have moderate to severe involuntary release of urine.
- Other tests do not determine the cause of incontinence.
- Your doctor suspects there is more than one cause for your incontinence.
- You are considering having surgery.