Urodynamics is the process of examining bladder (urinary bladder) functions. It is applied to people who have problems with urinary incontinence and urination. It gives detailed information about bladder capacity, pressure and expandability. It is done to fully understand your disease and to organize your treatment. The procedure is performed by a urology doctor or urogynecology sub-branch doctor together with the nurse. Your doctor will make sure that there is no inflammation in your urine before the procedure.
Is preparation necessary?
It is enough that you have urinated before this procedure, it does not require any additional preparation. The procedure can be done with or without food. The process is completed between 30 minutes and 60 minutes. After the procedure, the patient can go home. The doctor gives the computer transcripts and the report he prepared to the patient immediately after the procedure.
How is it done?
A very thin catheter is applied to your urinary tract and anus, and electrodes are attached to the determined parts. With these catheters, your bladder and intra-abdominal pressures will be calculated. Your bladder will be given fluid at body temperature at an appropriate rate. You will be asked to provide information about your congestion situation. During filling, the functions of your bladder (capacity, pressure, expandability) will be thinned. All these features will be recorded in the computer environment and interpreted by your doctor. If deemed necessary, fluid containing contrast material can be injected into your bladder and imaging can be performed during filling and voiding.
It is not a painful procedure.
There is no need for anesthesia during this procedure. The lubricating gel that will be given to your external urinary tract during catheterization has a local anesthetic effect.
Post-procedure problems and things to pay attention to.
Urinary tract infection may develop after the procedure. Even if the infection does not develop, you may have a burning sensation while urinating for a few days after the procedure. You can overcome these problems by drinking plenty of water and going to the toilet frequently. Please inform your doctor if a condition such as burning during urination, clouding of the urine or fever develops after the procedure.