What is Urodynamics?
Urodynamics, also called a cystometrogram or CMG is a test used toe valuate your bladder's ability to store and release urine. This test is used to determine the cause of your bladder complaints. Since each type of urinary problem requires specific treatment, this test will allow us to tailor your treatment to your particular needs
How to prepare?
Please arrive for your procedure on time. Do not empty your bladder for 1 hour prior to your appointment time. You may eat and drink as usual and remain active right up until the time of your test.
What to expect?
Once you are settled in the room you will be asked to disrobe from teh waist down. A physician or nurse will discuss any urinary problems you are currently experiencing or have experienced in the past. He or she will also take a brief medical history and record which medicaitons you are currently taking.
You will then be asked to empty your bladder into a special commode. This commode can record the rate at which you empty your bladder, as well as the amount of urine you emptied at that particular time. A catheter ( a thin, long flexible tube) is then inserted into the bladder and any urine remaining in the bladder is drained and measured (post-void residual). This catheter will be used to fill your bladder with a sterile saline solution. Then a second catheter is placed into the rectum. Meanwhile, the physician or nurse will ask you several questions about the sensations you are experiencing. While your bladder is being filled, you will be asked to perform certain activities, such as coughing, or pushing ("bearing down")
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