We Provide Urodynamic Testing for Urinary Incontinence

Urodynamic testing is a measurement done to check the efficiency and function of the bladder, so as to establish the cause of urinary incontinence. Urinary
incontinence is a health condition that affects more roughly 18 million women in the United States. It has a negative effect on the quality of life, and if
left untreated it can result in associated medical problems. However, even with the seriousness of the condition, many fail to seek medical attention due to
shame and embarrassment. Additionally, there are numerous myths that prevent the affected from seeking help. Some of them include, belief that it is a
normal part of aging, treatment is invasive with a high failure rate, and nothing much can be done about the issue.

Urinary Incontinence Testing

Understanding Woman Clinic is a health facility offering a wide range of tests and management for women, including Urodynamic Testing. We use modern, safe and minimally invasive procedures to help patients break free from urine leakage. Having stated that, women should be more cautious about their health. This is because they are more vulnerable to urine infection than men and thus, they need more proactive medical attention.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a medical condition where one is unable to control bladder leakage. Incontinence can either be urge incontinence or stress incontinence.
Urge incontinence is usually as a result of an overactive bladder, and it happens even when the bladder is holding a small amount of urine. Stress incontinence, on the other hand, occurs due to activities such as running, coughing, laughing or pressure on the bladder. One can suffer from both; this condition is referred to as mixed incontinence.

Rate of Flow

This is the amount of urine leaving the bladder over a certain length of time. The flow of urine is accessed using the container with a Flowmeter or
through any other method that the doctor may deem necessary. The recorded information is then checked for abnormalities using computer software. The advancement in technology has made such procedures more reliable and accurate.

A catheter may cause discomfort and a burning sensation, and thus a bladder ultrasound can be done instead. The bladder equipment uses harmless sound waves, and thus it is totally harmless.

Pressure: The tests also measure pressure build up as the bladder stores urine. In addition to pressure, the doctors will also check the quantity of urine that the bladder can comfortably handle at any given time. Moreover, there is an assessment of the urge that one is going to have prior to passing out urine.

Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic tests will check a number of things. Some of them include leak point pressure. This is the pressure at the point of urine leakage. This is a parameter that is helpful in determining the specific kind of bladder problem a patient maybe experiencing.

Video Urodynamic Testing

Video urodynamic testing is whereby the doctor takes pictures for the purpose of further medical assessment. Video tests can be done using x-rays or
ultrasound. The visual images help health practitioners to better understand the problem.

Signs That You May Need Urodynamic Testing

– Urine leakage when coughing, laughing or sneezing
– Urine leakage when rising from a chair
– Leaking when getting out of bed
– A stronger than usual urge to urinate
– Painful urination
– Bladder not emptying completely
– Recurrent urinary tract infections

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