Test / Diagnostic Procedure: Urodynamics Testing

Urodynamics is an umbrella term that encompasses tests used to evaluate bladder function. This will include tests which evaluate how well your bladder, sphincter and urethra are able to store and release urine.

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What is Urodynamics testing?

Urodynamics is an umbrella term that encompasses tests used to evaluate bladder function. This will include tests which evaluate how well your bladder, sphincter and urethra are able to store and release urine. If you are experiencing some of the symptoms listed below, your doctor may recommend you have some urodynamic tests.

The symptoms your doctor may look out for when they advice some Urodynamic tests may include:

  • urge incontinence or urine leakage
  • recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • frequent urination
  • problems emptying the bladder completely
  • painful urination
  • sudden, strong urges to urinate
  • problems starting a urine stream

What is the purpose of a urodynamic test?

Urodynamic test results help diagnose the cause and nature of a problems occurring in your lower urinary tract. The tests your doctor performs will vary depending on your condition and your symptoms. Your doctor may simply observe your urinary process, or they may use a diagnostic instrument such as an ultrasound or an x-ray.


What are the types of Urodynamic tests?

There are several different types of Urodynamic test such as:

  • uroflowmetry
  • post-void residual measurement
  • cystometric test
  • leak point pressure measurement
  • pressure flow study
  • electromyography
  • video urodynamic tests

What happens after urodynamic tests?

You may feel some discomfort following a urodynamic test, to help with this make sure you drink plenty of fluids for the first 24 to 48 hours after your test. This will help reduce the risk of urine infection. Your doctor may also give you antibiotics for this.


Overview

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Health Insurance

This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.

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Doctor Referral Only

You will generally need to get a referral letter from your NHS GP, Private GP, or other doctor to access this service or treatment. Find out more including how we can assist you

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Self-Pay Available

This treatment is available for self-paying users. If you would like to see more information on pricing visit our pricing and payments page.

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Consultation Required

For this treatment you will need to have a 1-to-1 consultation at OneWelbeck first. To book in with our team of expert clinicians or to find out more about the process contact the relevant centre team.

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Same Day Availability

We usually have same-day appointments available for this service. Please call us to book.

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Next Day Availability

We usually have next day availability for this service, please call us to check availability.

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