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Many patients with ‘bladder’ problems will require further investigation with a Urodynamic Study. These studies must be carried out before contemplation of surgery and indeed, for most patients with incontinence or even prolapse.

These are sophisticated tests allowing accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of the symptoms.

There are many causes of incontinence and other disorders of bladder function and all are treated differently.

Before a Urodynamic test, you will be asked to fill out a ‘urinary diary’

This is essential and gives very important information.

Urodynamics—What is involved?

The test involves the measurement of the pressure in the bladder and urethra during filling and emptying of the bladder.

It begins with the measurement of a voiding flow rate and volume.

The Sister then passes a small tube through the urethra into the bladder to ensure that the bladder has been emptied, and also to allow the bladder to be filled with sterile saline.

A very fine micro pressure sensor is passed alongside the filling tube and this enables the pressures to be measured in the bladder and the urethra. The passage of these tubes while a little uncomfortable is rarely painful.

A similar micro pressure sensor is placed in the vagina and this measures abdominal pressure.

Filling of the bladder commences and the computer analyses all pressure changes that occur during filling and emptying.

The total consultation including the test takes about an hour.

Urodynamic Studies should be carried out by a Certified Urogynaecologist or a Urologist with special expertise in this area.

IMPORTANT NEWS:

There are and have been several instances in South Australia of Gynaecologists calling themselves UROGYNAECOLOGISTS when they ARE NOT CERTIFIED UROGYNAECOLOGISTS.

You are advised to ensure that any Gynaecologist claiming to be a Urogynaecologist has the appropriate CU qualification [Certified Urogynaecologist] – Certified by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Phone: [08] 8332 1111

Fax:     [08] 8332 5586

E-mail:

info@incontinence-sa.com.au

Specific problem —General

Stress Incontinence

Overactive Detrusor

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Prolapse

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