Video urodynamics are a series of tests that are performed to evaluate your bladder function.
Prior to the procedure
Prior to the procedure you will need to submit a urine specimen for culture. Stop all bladder medication seven days before the procedure.
Video urodynamics are performed at the urodynamics suite at CAMC Women and Children's Hospital. Please arrive one hour prior to your scheduled appointment time. You will need to bring your urodynamic order form with you for check in.
A cystoscopy and uroflow test may be performed initially. After you have initially emptied your bladder, a small ultrasound machine will be used to determine how much urine is left in your bladder.
A catheter will then be momentarily placed in your bladder to empty any remaining urine.
Two thin catheters and three skin sensors will then be applied. One catheter will be placed in your bladder, the other one will be in your rectum. These catheters do not hurt.
Your bladder will then be filled through the bladder catheter. While it is being filled you will be asked several questions regarding your bladder. Additionally, you may be asked to cough, bear down, and empty your bladder as much as possible.
After the procedure
Following these tests, your urologist will discuss the results with you.
Drinking plenty of liquids following the procedure will help reduce any urinary discomfort after the procedure.
Please contact your urologist if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Blood in your urine for more than 24 hours after the procedure
- Painful urination
- Foul smelling urine
- Fever ≥ 101 F