Urodynamic testing is any exam or procedure that investigates how well the body is releasing and storing urine. To understand urodynamic testing, it is helpful to understand how urine is stored in and exits the body.
What to expect
Urodynamic testing can range from recording and evaluating measurements, like your daily urine output or the length of time it takes to empty your bladder, to in-depth imaging of the bladder. Your doctor will take a medical history and evaluate you to determine what procedures will best help identify problems related to your individual urinary issues.
Urodynamic testing preparation
Most urodynamic tests do not require any special preparation. For some of the procedures your doctor may ask you to drink fluids prior to the test so your bladder will be full.