Urodynamic studies (UDS) are a group of tests that are used to evaluate how well the parts of the lower urinary tract (urine bladder, urethra and sphincters) work to store, hold and release urine steadily and completely. It also shows the reason behind the leakage or blockage of urine.
A urodynamic study is used to determine the problems with your lower urinary tract. A doctor recommends you UDS if you are having the problems such as
>>The radiologist will explain the procedure in detail.
>>It doesn’t involve special preparation. You are instructed to come with a full bladder.
>>After the test, you may feel mild discomfort for a few hours. To reduce the discomfort, you will be advised to drink a lot of water.
>>Urodynamic study price in Delhi starts from INR 10,000 to INR 15,000.
After a urodynamic test, you may experience temporary discomfort while urinating and soreness in the bladder area as well as in the urethra due to the catheter.
Urodynamic testing is considered safe.
Some risks may include:
Urodynamic testing is generally a safe procedure. But if you had a catheter inserted into your bladder and rectum in the case of a male patient and bladder and vagina in the case of a female, then there is a chance of developing issues such as UTI, allergic reaction, pain or discomfort in the bladder, etc. But the benefits of urodynamic testing overweigh the risks.
No, the urodynamic test is not expensive. The cost of a urodynamic test ranges from INR 7000 to INR 15000 depending on the diagnostic facility, location, insurance coverage, and discount provided by the diagnostic center.
Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre is considered the best diagnostic lab for urodynamic study in Delhi for its quality services and precise result. We have advanced techniques to study the dynamics of the urinary bladder and generate 100% accurate reports. Our expert team of highly experienced radiologists and technicians performs the urodynamic testing with precision using latest technology. To book your urodynamic study test, contact us.
Urodynamics also known as urodynamic testing is the test that assesses the functioning of the urine tract. It evaluates how well the bladder sphincter muscles and urethra are functioning. It is used to diagnose and detect various conditions related to urinary incontinence, bladder dysfunction, and other urinary tract disorders.
To perform the Urodynamic test, the technician will insert sterile catheters into the bladder and rectum. In the case of females, the catheters will be inserted into the bladder and vagina. The catheters will measure and record various parameters such as bladder pressure, urine flow rate, bladder capacity, and muscle activity. The catheters are connected to a computer system to record the measurements while the patient performs specific activities like filling the bladder, voiding, or coughing.
The procedure of Urodynamics for men involves the insertion of catheters into the bladder and rectum of the male patient to measure the various parameters such as urine flow rate, the capacity of the bladder, activities of muscles, and bladder pressure. Apart from this measurement, an additional measurement is performed in men known as the pressure flow study to, measure the function of the bladder and urethral during voiding.
Yes, urodynamic testing is necessary when the physical examination and other imaging tests don’t show accurate information about the problem. The need for the testing depends on the symptoms and medical history. The doctor usually recommends this test when a patient has problems such as urine leakage, urine incontinence, pain while urinating, UTI, problems in starting to urinate, problems in emptying the bladder, etc.
No, a urodynamic test is not painful. The insertion of catheters into your bladder and rectum (vagina in the case of women) can cause temporary discomfort. The doctor gives you instructions to follow to ease off the discomfort.
The main difference between uroflowmetry and urodynamic study is that uroflowmetry is a part of urodynamic study.
The uroflowmetry is used to:
The urodynamic study is used to:
Evaluate the function of the bladder and urinary tract using a range of tests such as uroflowmetry, cystometry, pressure flow study, Whitakers test etc
The cost of the urodynamic test in Delhi ranges between INR 8000 to 15000, depending on various factors such as the location of the diagnostic center and technology used for testing.
The cost of uroflowmetry is INR 2000 to INR 4000 in India. It varies from city to city and diagnostic center to diagnostic center due to various factors such as the location and reputation of the diagnostic center as well as the technology used in the diagnostic center.
The maximum urine flow rate in males is 10-15 mL/s, it can vary depending on various factors such as age, capacity of bladder as well as health condition.
The result of the tests such as uroflowmetry and cystometry available within a few hours. But in the case of electromyography as well as video urodynamic testing, it may take a few weeks.