General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgeries located in Orlando, FL & Kissimmee, FL
The skilled providers at Osceola Gynecology utilize state-of-the-art urodynamic testing at their offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, and St. Cloud, Florida. Urodynamics are tests used to diagnose problems in your lower urinary tract. If you’ve been experiencing incontinence, frequent urination, pain when urinating, or other bladder issues, call Osceola Gynecology or schedule a consultation online.
What is urodynamics?
Urodynamics refers to medical tests that assess your urinary tract function, specifically how well your bladder, urethra, and urinary sphincters work to hold and release urine. The team at Osceola Gynecology uses urodynamics to measure your bladder and urinary tract function and identify blockages or leaks.
There are several types of urodynamic studies, including:
- Urethral pressure profile
- Voiding pressure study
Each test provides information about a different part and function of your urinary tract. Your provider explains the specific urodynamic test needed to assess your condition in more detail.
Why would I need urodynamics?
The team at Osceola Gynecology uses urodynamics to identify the cause of a variety of symptoms, including:
- Not being able to empty your bladder completely
- Frequent urination
- Sudden urges to urinate
- Weak urine flow
- Interrupted urine streams
- Chronic or recurring urinary tract infections
The providers at Osceola Gynecology often order urodynamics after your initial exam and urine lab tests. Urodynamics helps them pinpoint your condition and create customized treatment plans to restore your urological health.
What happens during urodynamic studies?
Each type of urodynamic testing is slightly different. Depending on the specific test, you might need to urinate into a device that measures the volume of urine produced and how fast it leaves your body.
Your testing could involve an ultrasound to see if urine remains in your bladder after you urinate. Some tests might require a catheter. Your provider can answer any questions you may have regarding the specific tests you may require.
How should I prepare for urodynamics?
In most cases, you need to have a full bladder for urodynamic studies. Your provider might also prescribe an antibiotic to reduce your risk of infection, especially if they need to use a catheter or another instrument that enters your urethra or bladder.
After your test, you should drink a glass of water every half hour and take a warm bath to reduce any discomfort.
If you have abnormal urinary symptoms, call Osceola Gynecology right away or make an appointment online for expert diagnostic services and treatments.
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