Urodynamics in patients with urinary incontinence, Urodynamic studies are used to assess the bladder functions. It is a test that reveals the cause and severity of incontinence in patients with urinary incontinence.
Urodynamics in Patients with Urinary Incontinence
It is also used in the diagnosis since it gives an idea about syphincter function in urinary dysfunctions. Urodynamics gives an idea about the patient’s bladder capacity, sensitivity, and tolerance. Moreover, if the patient’s bladder is spontaneously contracting, these contractions can also be detected by urodynamics. In patients with urinary incontinence, it can be determined in which pressure values the patient leaks urine. Based on these values, it may give the physician an idea in the selection of surgery type
During urodynamic study, a fine catheter is inserted both to give fluid to the patient’s bladder and to measure the pressure. A catheter similar to vagina is inserted to measure intraabdominal pressure. These catheters are linked with devices controlled by the computer, and during the study, pressure changes, fluid given, first urge to urinate, under which pressures urine is leaked and spontaneous contractions, if any, are recorded and taken as a printout.
The physician can determine whether the patient’s bladder has spontaneous contraction by reviewing the urodynamic study.
Urodynamics in Patients with Urinary Incontinence, In addition, it gives an idea about the tolerance, sensitivity and capacity of the bladder, and under which pressures urine is leaked. Ideally, urodynamic study should be carried out by the physician who will plan the treatment.