Urodynamic testing is when our team at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness study how well your bladder and urethra are storing and releasing urine. If you’re having problems with incontinence, regular urination, or feeling the urge to pee and then nothing comes out, urodynamic screening could help you figure out what’s wrong. Visit our center near Englewood, and our providers can help you understand why these problems are occurring and what you can do to treat them.
Urodynamic Testing for Women in Englewood
When our suppliers at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness perform urodynamic studies, we perform various checks to evaluate how functional your bladder and urethra are. A few of the tests we do are uroflowmetry, postvoid residual measurement, cytometric test, leak point pressure measurement, pressure flow study, and electromyography. Each of these tests provides data to determine the issue you may be experiencing.
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Uroflowmetry measures the speed and volume at which you urinate, and to perform this test, you must come to tests with a complete bladder. If the flow is weak when measured, that will be evidence of weak bladder muscle tissue or urine blockages. The postvoid residual check will show how much urine is left in the bladder after urinating. It can be measured by a catheter or ultrasound and is indicative of whether or not the bladder is emptying entirely when urinating. A cytometric test measures the pressure as the bladder fills up and gauges at which volume the urge to urinate happens. Other exams measure leaks and nerve or muscle damage that could contribute to irregularities.
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Based on the data from these tests and others, our providers at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness can evaluate the outcomes and diagnose the issue. Once we have a diagnosis, the team at our Littleton center can proceed with treatment plans. After these tests, you may experience pain or discomfort while urinating for a few hours. Other recommendations for urethral care may be advised following the visit.