Assessment aims to record the functioning of our bladder and its outlet and helps in evaluating problem you may have with storing urine or eliminating it from your body.
Women and children have problems in urine storage or bladder emptying.
Complaints are 'I go too often”, “I can't put it off”, “I wet myself” and find it difficult emptying the bladder completely and have persistent urinary tract infections.
Is conducted to obtain definitive diagnosis so that appropriate and specific treatment can be implemented in resolving complaints mentioned in “step3”
You May Be
Asked to keep a diary of your urination habits for a few days while preparing for the urodynamic study. This diary will be helpful during uro dynamics assessment or evaluation.
Make take up to an hour or more, done in the doctor's office, a clinic or a hospital, depending on which tests are being done. These tests are painless.
Study you'll be asked to urinate in order to help make the study results as reliable and realistic as possible.
(soft, hollow tube) may be placed in your urethra and sometimes your rectum to help with the study
Tests includes **”uroflowmetry”, “cystometry”, “electromyogram”, “pressure flow study” and “video cystourethrography”.
**uroflowmetry test - this test measures the amount and speed of urine you void from your bladder.
Cystometry test - this test evaluates how much the bladder can hold, how strong the bladder muscle is, and how well the signals work when your bladder is full electromyogram test - this test helps evaluate the muscle contractions that control urination.
Pressure flow study - this test measures the pressure and flow of urine out of your bladder
DR. GRIFFIN .M
MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch(Urology)
Consultant Urologist, Andrologist & Kidney Transplant Surgeon
MBBS, MS, Mch (Urology)