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My doctor ie Urologist wants me to Have a Urodynamics test I am 64 and male Should I do it? I heard it can be very painful?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer