Complex urodynamics testing allows a physician to properly diagnose the cause or causes of urinary incontinence. This series of tests look at how well a patient's bladder, urethra and sphincters (the muscles that control voiding) work.
The complex urodynamics study is a series of tests that may include:
- Multi-channel cystometrogram (CMG)
- Urethral pressure profile (UPP)
- Pressure flow study
- Uroflowometry (VFR)
- Post-void residual volume study
The Study Process
During a complex urodynamics study, the physician will be looking at bladder pressure, urethra pressure, urinary flow and bladder capacity. When the bladder is working normally, it relies on neural reflexes to keep the sphincter muscles closed when filling and to relax them when it is time to urinate. The complex urodynamics tests look at each step in the urinary process to determine the cause of incontinence.
The study will be performed at our Faculty Medical Offices, the same place you see your physician, and in our section, we work to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible. Working in line with Loma Linda University Medical Center's commitment to whole person healing, in our diagnostic process we seek out ways to heal the whole person—body, mind and spirit. Complex urodynamics works to discover the root of urinary incontinence and allow for proper treatment.