It involves measuring and assessing how the bladder, urethra, and associated muscles store and release urine. Urodynamic testing helps identify and diagnose various urinary conditions and provides valuable information for treatment planning.
During urodynamic testing, different parameters are measured, such as bladder pressure, urine flow rate, bladder capacity, and the coordination between the bladder and sphincter muscles. This information helps urologists and healthcare providers understand the underlying causes of urinary dysfunction and develop appropriate treatment plans.
It is important to note that urodynamics testing provides valuable information to guide treatment decisions, but treatment options can vary depending on the specific condition and individual circumstances. A thorough evaluation and discussion with a urologist or healthcare provider are crucial to determine the appropriate treatment plan for each patient.
At South Coast Urology, we offer comprehensive, clinically excellent, multidisciplinary urological care. We run clinics in Wollongong, Shellharbour and Nowra and operate at leading private hospitals across the Illawarra.