Uro-Dynamic test is an indicator of the performance of the bladder, sphincters and urethra, and their ability to store and release urine. Uro-Dynamics tests usually focus on the bladder’s ability to hold urine and empty steadily and completely. This test is done to diagnose neurogenic bladder and adopt the right treatment options.
Some of the reason to conduct a Uro-Dynamics test are:
Sudden, strong urges to urinate
Problems starting a urine stream
Problems emptying the bladder completely
Recurrent urinary tract infections
Uro-Dynamics tests range between simple monitoring to precise measurements using different tests. The testing could start from the simple measure of ability to produce a steady stream of urine, volume of urine produce, ability or disability to control the flow of urine midstream. There are various types of Uro-Dynamics test.
2. Postvoid Residual Measurement
3. Cystometric Test
4. Leak point pressure measurement
5. Pressure flow study
7. Video urodynamic tests
At NU hospitals, we brief you on the various advantages of these procedures and also suggest the most apt procedure for your condition. We also give you a walkthrough on the process, possible outcome, treatments options and recovery time.