Uro-dynamics are a group of tests that can check the function of your bladder and urethra.
You can book with confidence at Ramsay Health Care UK. All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and are highly experienced in their specialist field.
We understand that you may be embarrassed about taking this particular test and that a medical procedure can cause anxiety. Our professional staff will perform the tests proficiently and discreetly, typically in our modern X-ray departments. The test aims to give your healthcare team the information they need to diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate treatment to relieve your bladder problem.
For your safety, all of our hospital staff follow strict protocols to prevent infection, including Covid-19.
A uro-dynamic test is a comprehensive study to find out the reasons for bladder problems including stress and urge incontinence or difficulty passing urine. The exact tests are tailored to look into the type of problems you are experiencing.
A urodynamic test is designed to replicate your symptoms, and examine them and help to determine their cause.
During these tests, your bladder is slowly filled with sterile water. You will have two very fine tubes inserted into your urethra (the passage through which urine leaves your body) and a similar small tube placed in your back passage. These tubes are connected to a urodynamics machine to record the information. An x-ray or ultrasound of your bladder may also be needed.
Uro-dynamic tests measure:
A urodynamic test study is used to check the function of your bladder and to help investigate the cause of any urinary incontinence you may have. It may be that you have already had several other tests and treatments for bladder problems. These urodynamic tests can provide more information to help your doctor to decide on the next steps.
Specifically, these tests are used to provide information on:
Urodynamic tests are performed in an outpatient setting. It takes about 30 minutes for your doctor to perform the various tests. Immediately after the procedure we will usually let you know the results and discuss your proposed treatment plan with you.
You will be able to go home immediately after these tests and get back to your daily routines. You may have some burning or stinging when urinating for a few hours afterwards.
The cost of a uro-dynamics test will depend on the exact tests you require and your Ramsay hospital of choice.
You will receive a formal quotation price following your consultation. This formal quote for your uro-dynamics tests will be valid for 60 days and includes unlimited aftercare.
Ramsay is recognised by all major medical insurers. These tests are covered by most medical insurance policies. We advise you to obtain written authorisation from your insurance provider before your tests.
We have a number of finance options if you are paying for your tests yourself. These include:
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