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Urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) is a very common condition, affecting more than 13 million women in the United States at some point in their lives. Although this is a common condition, it does not have to be a normal part of aging.
Healthy Woman now offers Urodynamic Evaluations to our patients. Our doctors evaluate patients within our practice who experience symptoms of urinary incontinence through the use of Urodynamic Evaluations. Urodynamic evaluations can assist your doctor in determining the best course of treatment for you.
There are multiple types of Urinary Incontinence (stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow/neurogenic incontinence, neurogenic incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence), an accurate diagnosis to determine which type you have is essential to provide the best treatment. Studies show that 20 – 38% of women with incontinence are misdiagnosed if Urodynamic evaluations are not performed.
If you experience answer “yes” to the following statements, you may be suffering from urinary incontinence:
- Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough or sneeze?
- Do you often experience the “gotta go” feeling of urgency, with leakage if you don’t reach the bathroom in time?
- Do you wear pads or panty liners to protect your clothing from urine?
- Do you get up more than two times at night to urinate?
General Information About the Testing
A complex urodynamics evaluation is an advanced computerized test used to assess bladder physiology, essentially to determine how the bladder functions. A state-of-the-art computer tracts and records the pressures exerted in the bladder during filling, straining and voiding.
This test is usually used to help determine the function of the bladder and urethra and can identify medical conditions involving bladder control such as urgency, frequency, incontinence, obstruction, retention, etc. The results are recorded and then evaluated.
Our office will contact you to schedule a follow up appointment approximately two weeks after the testing, at which time results and treatment options will be recommended. Treatment options may include Kegel exercises, pessaries, medication, or minimally invasive surgery, depending on the type of incontinence you have.
If you would like more information about Urinary Incontinence or Urodynamic Evaluations, please contact our office.