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Urodynamics Testing - Bladder Testing & Preparation

offered in Colorado Springs, CO

In an effort to better serve our patients, Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC has partnered with Urological Associates and Pikes Peak Urology. We are confident that the union of three patient-centric, top-rated urological practices will greatly benefit the residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Urological Associates is a premier urology practice in Colorado Springs led by board-certified urologists and nurse practitioners. Pikes Peak Urology, a division of Colorado Springs Urological Associates, has lived up to their motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate” since 1989.

Our board-certified urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of male and female urologic conditions. If you’re in need of compassionate, urological expertise from board-certified specialists, look no further than Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC.

Urodynamics Testing Q & A

Urodynamic Testing

A number of conditions can block your urinary tract and cause serious problems with your urinary health. If your quest to alleviate your bladder symptoms has led you to search ‘bladder pressure test near me’, look no further than Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC. Our dedicated team of board-certified urologists have decades of clinical experience in urodynamic testing. Our providers offer urodynamics to identify a wide range of urological conditions. If you experience problems with your urinary health, urodynamics can determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and the most effective treatment. We will go over your symptoms and medical history to determine which tests are best for you. Call us to schedule an appointment for urodynamic testing. 

Expert-Level Diagnosis For Urinary Issues

Urodynamic tests are used to diagnose patients who have urinary incontinence or other lower urinary tract symptoms. These tests are given to both men and women. Urodynamic tests are used to measure nerve and muscle function, pressure in and around the bladder, and flow rates. You can put your ‘urodynamic testing near me’ searches to rest when you are a patient at Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC. 

We may perform urodynamic testing if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Urine leakage
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain when urinating
  • Recurring urinary tract infections (UTI's)
  • Problems starting to urinate or fully emptying your bladder

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Urodynamics Testing? 

Urodynamics testing is a group of tests that determine how well the structures of your urinary tract hold and release urine. These tests focus on your bladder, urethra, and the sphincters in order to identify leaks and blockages in the urinary tract.

What Is Urodynamics Used For?

Our physicians use urodynamics to determine the underlying cause of voiding dysfunction if you experience symptoms like:

  • Weak flow of urine
  • Lack of bladder control
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Frequent urination
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Voiding dysfunction 

What Are The Types Of Urodynamic Tests?

Depending on your condition, your urologist may recommend one or more of the following urodynamic tests:

  • Uroflowmetry
  • Cystometry
  • Electromyography
  • Video Urodynamic Test
  • Leak Point Pressure Test
  • Post Residual Void Test 

Are Urodynamics Tests Painful? 

Urodynamics tests can be uncomfortable, but they are usually not painful. No general anesthesia is required, and patients are able to drive themselves home after the test is finished. After the test, you may have mild discomfort (such as soreness or a stinging sensation) when you urinate. This will go away after a couple of hours. Some patients may see a small amount of blood after the test. This is a result of the catheter and is normal. We recommend drinking 8 to 16 ounces of water for two hours, taking a warm bath, or holding a warm, damp washcloth over your urethral opening to ease any discomfort.