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Please tell me what does a urodynamic test involve in woman?

Please tell me what does a urodynamic test involve in woman?

Urodynamics: Involves placing a sterile catheter in your bladder and possibly in your rectum or leads in your perineum. Bladder is filled with water and a graphic measurements of the filling, pressure, and capacity of your bladder is measured. A voiding test can also be done and coughing and straining maneuvers can be used to determine if there i urine leakage. ...Read more

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I have to have urodynamic testing does it hurt?

I have to have urodynamic testing does it hurt?

Overview: Most urodynamic tests involve catheter insertion into the urethra. The urologist will then measure several aspects of function and flow of the urine and bladder. Not usually severe pain, sedation is not required. A lubricant is typically placed on the catheter which is small enough to pass through the urethra. Possibly pressure and slight discomfort. They will typically make you comfortable ...Read more

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Could they drug test when you have a urodynamic test?

Could they drug test when you have a urodynamic test?

Consent: No laboratory studies can be sent without your consent. Urodynamic studies do not include drug testing it is only to evaluate how the bladder contracts and how well the urine flows. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect for urodynamic testing?

Any tips? What should I expect for urodynamic testing?

Urodynamics: is an in-office test that does not require any special preparation or anesthesia. A very thin catheter is placed in the bladder and another one is placed in either the vagina (women) or rectum (men). These catheters measure pressures as the bladder is slowly filled with fluid. Then you will be asked to pee with the catheters in. Not too uncomfortable for most. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cystoscopy and urodynamic assesment test done?

Can you tell me about cystoscopy and urodynamic assesment test done?

Here are some...: Cystoscopy is a direct look through urethra into bladder with a telescope under optical vision to see if there are tumor, blockage, stone, stricture, foreign body, etc. Urodynamics is done to test how your bladder and urethra work together, normally or abnormally, and how the urine control can be, so to decide if surgery for blockage or incontinence is needed or not, and how to do them. So, ask dr. ...Read more

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Please doctors help me...Female ptient 66 years old withe urodynamic study diagnosis:urge inconteninse how treat?

Please doctors help me...Female ptient 66 years old  withe urodynamic study diagnosis:urge inconteninse   how treat?

See below.: Home treatment consists of regular voiding, avoiding foods that can trigger your bladder (caffeine, alcohol, spicy or acidic food or artificial sweeteners), avoiding constipation and not drinking before bedtime. After that medicines work well. Darifenacin, solifenacin, oxybutynin, tolterodine, fesoterodine are the choices. They all have potential side effect of dry membranes and constipation. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled to have a dual catheter urodynamics test. Are they painful?

I'm scheduled to have a dual catheter urodynamics test. Are they painful?

Your question: They usually use local anesthetics on the catheters and the whole thing may be uncomfortable but not painful ...Read more

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I've had urodynamics test that shows I have an atonic bladder and been told that a cathater is my only choice, what other options are there! ?

I've had urodynamics test that shows I have an atonic bladder and been told that a cathater is my only choice, what other options are there!
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Other options: I would not proceed to having a catheter placed. That leads to a lot more problems. An atonic bladder in a 20 yr old is pretty rare unless you have had a spinal injury or have another significant medical problem. Sometimes you can cause a bladder contraction by pushing hard on the bladder every 3 seconds 7-8 times in a row. ...Read more

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I have to have a urodynamic test tomorrow, to see of i would b good for a nerve stimulator. Is there anything I should b concerned about with ether?

I have to have a urodynamic test tomorrow, to see of i would b good for a nerve stimulator. Is there anything I should b concerned about with ether?

No: Urodynamic testing is minimally invasive but can be somewhat uncomfortable. You are young, relatively speaking, for a nerve stim for bladder control. If you have some other neurologic condition like ms or a spinal cord injury, then a stim may be a good option. Stim should be last resort treatment. ...Read more