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Urodynamic testing is a group of tests that show how your body stores and releases urine. The type of test varies from person to person. A simple urodynamic test is done in a doctor's office. Other tests may be done in a hospital or surgery center.
These tests are done to help find out why a person has symptoms such as:
You may be asked to arrive for the test with a full bladder.
For basic urodynamic testing:
How long the test will take depends on the type of test you have. Ask your doctor how long your specific test or tests should take.
You may feel a slight burning sensation when the catheter is inserted.
The amount of fluid left in the bladder after you urinate, when you feel the urge to urinate, and when you can no longer hold back urine are within normal ranges.
One or more of the following may be found:
Current as of:
February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineAvery L. Seifert MD - Urology
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Avery L. Seifert MD - Urology
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