The skilled medical team, led by Dr. Frederick Hoover, may recommend urodynamics to assist with many symptoms and conditions related to urinary incontinence or urinary-related issues.
For example, the urodynamics procedure is recommended for women who have problems with the following:
- Leaking with coughing
- Leaking if you don’t get to the bathroom in enough time
- Leaking in general
- Burning with urination
- Urinary frequency
- Not feeling like you are emptying completely
If you are experiencing any of the problematic urinary issues listed above, an AMIG medical team member, or your primary health care provider may recommend a procedure called “Urodynamics” which is usually done in the office at a subsequent appointment and lasts approximately 30 minutes. It is important to come to your appointment with a full bladder. At the beginning of the test you will be asked to urinate while a machine measures how much you urinate. Then, your doctor will clean the vagina and urethra with an antiseptic and put a small amount of anesthetic in the urethra. Then, a small catheter is gently inserted in the bladder and another in the vagina. This causes minimal discomfort. After the catheters are in, the bladder is filled with sterile fluid while a machine measures the pressures in your pelvis and bladder. The doctor will then ask you to move around, ask you a few questions about what you feel and ask you to strain or cough to see if there is any leakage. The test is then completed by removing the catheters. After the exam the physician will sit and discuss the results with you as well as the recommendations for treatment.
To learn more about the ways urodynamics can help you, contact a medical team member at Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology,contact us.