Urodynamic and Incontinence Unit
Urodynamic testing is a medical procedure that evaluates how well the bladder, sphincters and urethra are storing and releasing urine. It can also show whether the bladder is having involuntary contractions that cause leakage (incontinence) of urine. Urodynamic studies assist the evaluation of the function of the lower urinary tract in an effort to make a diagnosis and correctly treat the condition.
These tests might be required or requested in some of the following conditions:
- incontinence (urinary leakage)
- frequent urination
- painful urination
- sudden strong urge to urinate
- problems in initiating urination
- problems in emptying your bladder completely
- recurrent urinary tract infections
In our incontinence unit patients are helped with self intermittent catheterization and other treatments to help improve their quality of life. Our Urodynamic unit is mobile and studies are done at all our practice hospitals.
Sr Elna Hatting is head of our Urodynamic and incontinence unit and can be contacted through the practice to arrange appointments.