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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?
Here are some...: Urodynamic test is to confirm if the function between the bladder and urinary sphincter is in their normal coherent coordination by measuring the pressure inside bladder at voiding, investigating the pressure profile of the urethra, observing the relaxation or contraction of sphincter during urination. These are done with placing specially designed catheter to bladder and urethra, & electrodes.... ...Read more
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
Here are some...: You expect a greeting to office/facility, signing a consent after explanation, catheter insertion to measure pressure change in bladder/urethra with/without electrode attachment to monitor sphincter, do urine flow, etc. These are not bad at all despite feeling some local discomfort as expected, which is surely part of life reality. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login ...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 3 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
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
Bladder function.: Urodynamics measures pressures in the bladder as it is filled and as you void. This can show how well the bladder expands as it fills, if it is abnormally active, if it squeezes with sufficient strength, and if it empties efficiently. It can also test continent and sphincter function. Video is sometimes used to see if any anatomic defects exist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I've been taking drugs for OAB for so long with no use, during a urodynamic study i couldn't be catheterd. would a stricture be the cause of nocturia?
Structure is possible: If the medication you have been using for overactive bladder has been of little help, then it is important to consider causes of nocturia which may be structural rather than neurological or due to musculature problems. At this point, the ideal way to proceed would be to have non-invasive imaging and urodynamic testing performed by a urologist. ...Read more
I have to stop taking flomax (tamsulosin) and Myrbetriq for 3 days before urodynamic test. Will they work again after it or may they not be as functional?
Yes: We ask patients to stop the medication that may interfere with results of the baseline Urodynamics testing. Restarting after the Urodynamics should not make any difference in the efficacy of the medication. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Your described situational concern while being urodynamically tested depends on the complexity of urodyna... studies and professional environments (simple private practice or teaching hospital or etc.) But, for someone with bashful bladder, a modified environment may be arranged as private as possible to suit individual need, yet still need to get the job done. So, ask your urologist for detail ...Read more
Bloody urine: After urodiynamic test is not abnormal.Get a more detailed answer ›