Urodynamic testing is when our providers at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness study how well your bladder and urethra are storing and releasing urine. If you’re having issues with incontinence, frequent urination, or getting the urge to pee and then nothing comes out, urodynamic testing could help you figure out what’s wrong. Visit our center in Littleton, and our providers can help you understand why these problems are occurring and what you can do to treat them.
Urodynamic Testing in Littleton
When our providers at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness do urodynamic studies, we perform various tests to evaluate how functional your bladder and urethra are. Some 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 assess whichever issue you may be experiencing.
Bladder Testing in Littleton
Uroflowmetry measures the speed and volume at which you urinate, and to perform this test, you must come to testing with a full bladder. If the flow is weak when measured, that will be evidence of weak bladder muscles or urine blockages. The postvoid residual test 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 tests measure leaks and nerve or muscle damage that could contribute to irregularities.
Bladder Assessment in Littleton
Based on the data from these, and other tests, our providers at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness can assess the results and diagnose the issue. Once we have a diagnosis, the providers at our Littleton center can proceed with treatment plans. After these tests, you may experience pain or discomfort while urinating and after for a few hours. Other recommendations for urethral care may be advised after the visit.