If you suffer from urinary urgency, incontinence, or other embarrassing urinary symptoms, a urodynamics study can help identify the cause of your symptoms so you can receive the best possible treatment. The compassionate, knowledgeable urologists at Kasraeian Urology offer comprehensive urodynamics testing using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Kasraeian Urology has two clinics in Jacksonville, Florida, and one in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. To learn more, call the clinic nearest you today.
Urodynamics refers to the functions of your lower urinary tract that contribute to the process of holding and eliminating urine. A urodynamics study is a comprehensive evaluation of these functions.
Although many urologists don’t perform comprehensive urodynamics testing, the experts at Kasraeian Urology understand that an accurate understanding of urodynamics creates a roadmap to the most effective treatment plans for a range of bladder and urinary tract conditions.
A comprehensive urodynamics study at Kasraeian Urology typically includes:
Your study could also include video urodynamic screenings, which are videos or photographic images of your bladder as it fills and empties.
Your skilled urologist will recommend a urodynamics study if you have the following symptoms:
Your urologist could also recommend testing if you have recurrent urinary tract infections.
On the day of your urodynamics study, you’ll be asked to arrive at Kasraeian Urology with a full bladder. You’ll empty your bladder in a private room into a special scale that measures urine volume.
Next, you’ll recline, and your provider will insert a small catheter into your urethra. Through this catheter, a sterile saline solution will be injected into your bladder to measure how much it holds and how well it empties this fluid.
Your study could also involve a diagnostic ultrasound and additional diagnostic technologies. You might have some mild discomfort after your tests, but this should subside within 24 hours.
It can take up to a week for all of your results to become available. Once your urologist has reviewed all of your results, you’ll return for a follow-up appointment to discuss your diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
To learn more, call the nearest Kasraeian Urology clinic today.