Have you ever wondered how your body stores and releases urine? For patients with incontinence, a diagnostic test called urodynamics may be performed. A urodynamics test helps distinguish between urge and stress incontinence.

Urodynamics testing is a procedure used to evaluate the function of the lower urinary tract. Urodynamics is recommended for patients with symptoms such as incontinence, incomplete bladder emptying, frequent or constant urination, urgent need to urinate, or a weak or intermittent urinary stream.

In addition, patients with neurological conditions should have urodynamics testing done annually. Urodynamics provides he total bladder volume and helps determine if there is a urinary blockage and whether there is a need for medical or surgical treatment.

What to learn more about urodynamics? Talk with your provider at your next office visit.