Urodynamics Specialist

Urological Associates

Urology located in Colorado Springs, CO

There are a number of conditions that can block your urinary tract and cause serious problems with your urinary health. Urological Associates in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers 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. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Urodynamics Q & A

What is urodynamics?

Your urinary tract is essential to removing waste and excess water from your body. Urodynamics refers to a group of tests that evaluate the health and function of your urinary tract. 

Urodynamic tests determine how well the structures of your urinary tract hold and release urine. These tests focus on your bladder, urethra, and the sphincters that help keep your urethra closed. 

Urodynamics allows the team at Urological Associates to identify leaks and blockages to your urinary tract.  

Why do I need urodynamics?

If you’re having problems with your urinary functions, your doctor may recommend urodynamics to uncover the underlying cause of your condition. 

Urological Associates uses 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 refers to a number of conditions that can impair the function of your bladder muscles and urethra. Nerve damage, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and problems with your pelvic floor muscles can cause voiding dysfunction. 

If a urine analysis and physical exam can’t diagnose your symptoms, urodynamics provides your urologist with the details needed to accurately diagnose your condition. 

What are the different types of urodynamic tests?

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

  • Uroflowmetry
  • Cystometry
  • Electromyography
  • Video urodynamic tests
  • Leak point pressure test
  • Post residual void test

Your urologist uses these tests to gain the information needed to effectively treat your condition. Urodynamics can provide them with the details of your nerve functions, muscle functions, flow rate, and pressure around your bladder. 

During your appointment, you and your urologist discuss your symptoms and medical history to determine which tests are best for you. 

Urological Associates specializes in individualized patient care. After your urodynamic testing, you and your urologist work together to develop your personalized treatment plan. The practice offers a number of advanced treatment options like InterStim® and Rezum™. 

To find out if urodynamics is right for you, book an appointment by phone or online today at Urological Associates.