Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction

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

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Sample Incontinence Report

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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.

URODYNAMIC INSTRUCTIONS

Urinary Incontinence/Overactive Bladder