Many urinary problems that people assume are a “normal” part of aging
may actually be abnormal. While common with age, symptoms such as urinary
incontinence (leakage), retention, and frequent urination are not normal.
These problems are treatable.
Our Center for Voiding Dysfunction and Incontinence offers state-of-the
art diagnostics to best identify urinary problems and offer targeted
treatments. Urodynamics is the cornerstone of the laboratory and can
be especially useful when other therapies have failed. Our urologists
can help tailor your treatment plan based on the nature of your urinary
problem as defined by urodynamics.
What is Urodynamics?
Urodynamics is a test that is used to define the nature of the urinary
problem. It examines how the bladder (which stores the urine) and
the sphincter (which serves as an outlet valve) are working to store
and release urine. The test is an interactive procedure where both
sensory and motor (muscular) function of the bladder and sphincter
are checked. In men, the test can also help determine if
Sample Incontinence Report
the bladder is blocked by the prostate. Urodynamics can help identify
the nature of and help target treatments for the following:
- Urinary leakage with sneezing/activity (stress incontinence)
or urgency (urge incontinence)
- Urinary frequency (day and/or night)
- Urinary urgency
- Difficulty urinating
- Slowing urinary stream and incomplete bladder emptying
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- The inability to urinate (retention) that requires the
use of a catheter
Urodynamics is performed on an outpatient basis at our 4223 Richmond
location and only through referral from a HMU Urologist. To find
out more, call (713) 351-0630.
Urinary Incontinence/Overactive Bladder