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Urodynamic testing is a group of tests that show how your body stores and releases urine. The type of test varies from person to person. A simple urodynamic test is done in a doctor's office. Other tests may be done in a hospital or surgery centre.
These tests are done to help find out why a person has symptoms such as:
You may be asked to arrive for the test with a full bladder.
For basic urodynamic testing:
How long the test will take depends on the type of test you have. Ask your doctor how long your specific test or tests should take.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Avery L. Seifert MD - Urology
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