Incontinence affects more than half of post-menopausal women and a large percentage of premenopausal women. At Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC in Leesburg, and Lady Lake, in Florida, the board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physicians offer urodynamics to identify the underlying cause of your urine leakage so they can provide the most effective care. To learn more about urodynamics and if it’s a test that would benefit you, call the office or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.
Urodynamics is a diagnostic procedure that assesses the function of your bladder, sphincters, and urethra. More specifically, urodynamics helps determine how well your bladder holds and empties urine. It can also determine if your bladder is contracting involuntarily, which is a condition referred to as urge incontinence or overactive bladder (OAB).
Your doctor at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC determines if you’re a good candidate for urodynamics during an evaluation. It would be recommended if you’re experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence like:
The women’s health experts at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC specialize in the treatment of incontinence and use the information gathered from your urodynamic testing to direct your treatment plan.
Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC offers full diagnostic urodynamic testing. Your testing can include:
The uroflowmetry measures the speed and volume of your urination.
The postvoid residual measurement is used to determine the amount of urine left in your bladder after urination.
The cystometric testing measures how much urine your bladder can hold and assesses for urine leakage under stress (coughing), as well as bladder contractions.
The pressure flow study may be conducted after cystometric testing to measure the amount of bladder pressure required to urinate and the rate of your urine flow. This test may be used to determine if a blockage is responsible for your urinary incontinence.
Your doctor at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC reviews the type of urodynamic testing you need before your procedure so you know what to expect.
After you’ve completed your urodynamic testing, your doctor at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC develops a personalized treatment plan to help you gain control of your bladder. Your treatment can include:
The goal of your treatment is to get you the most benefits with the least amount of risk.
For more information about urodynamics or to get help for your urinary incontinence, contact Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC or request an appointment online.