Urodynamic tests are measurements taken to evaluate your bladder’s function and efficiency. It is a procedure done here in our office and typically takes about 30 – 45 minutes. This test will investigate a variety of bladder problems including urine frequency, incontinence (leakage), urinary retention (the inability to empty the bladder), and nocturia (getting up at night). And in some cases, urodynamics uncovers bladder dysfunction in patients who were unaware that a problem existed.
Urodynamics very rarely causes any complications or problems. Less than 5% of women will develop a bladder infection after this test. Temporary irritation may occur after the testing, resulting in a feeling of burning with urination; this usually only lasts a few hours and goes away without any treatment. Drinking adequate amount of fluids the day after your test helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).