Urodynamic Testing Specialists

Greater Hartford Urology Group

Urologists located in Hartford, Glastonbury & Enfield, CT

If you’re experiencing urinary incontinence or other similar problems, urodynamic testing can pinpoint the underlying problem and provide insights about your urologic health. At Greater Hartford Urology Group, the caring team regularly uses urodynamic testing to develop custom care plans. To make your appointment, call one of the offices located in Hartford, Enfield, and Glastonbury, Connecticut, and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.

Urodynamic Testing Q & A

What is urodynamic testing?

Urodynamic testing is a group of screening procedures used to diagnose urinary incontinence and other related issues. There are several types of urodynamic tests, but they usually focus on your bladder’s ability to hold and release urine. 

Urodynamic testing can also measure:

  • Nerve function
  • Muscle function
  • Pressure around the bladder
  • Flow rates

Depending on your symptoms and health history, your Greater Hartford Urology Group provider might also recommend urodynamic testing to gain additional insights about your bladder, urethra, or sphincter.

What are some symptoms that might benefit from urodynamic testing?

At Greater Hartford Urology Group, the team regularly recommends urodynamic testing to get information about symptoms like:

  • Involuntary urine leakage during routine activities
  • Sudden or strong urges to urinate
  • Inability to reach the toilet in time
  • Bedwetting at night
  • Urine leakage without an urge or warning

The providers use the information provided by urodynamic testing to develop custom care plans that minimize uncomfortable symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Are there different types of urodynamic testing?

There are several types of urodynamic testing, including:

Uroflowmetry

Uroflowmetry is a urodynamic test that measures the speed and volume at which you urinate. To participate in this type of test, you need to arrive at the office with a full bladder. You urinate into a special funnel that measures the amount of urine you produce and the rate of flow. This type of test can detect weak bladder muscles or urinary blockages.

Postvoid residual measurement

A postvoid residual measurement test is a type of urodynamic testing that measures the amount of urine left in your bladder after urinating. If your results show a postvoid measurement of 100 milliliters or more, it indicates your bladder doesn’t empty completely.

Cytometric test

A cytometric test measures the pressure that builds up in your bladder prior to urinating. It also screens the amount of urine your bladder can hold and detects the point at which you have the urge to urinate. This type of test requires the use of a catheter. As a result, you might feel a slight pinch at the beginning of treatment. 

What type of urodynamic testing is right for me?

Only qualified urologists like the team at Greater Hartford Urology Group can determine the type of urodynamic testing that will most benefit you. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, they can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs.

To make your urodynamic testing appointment at Greater Hartford Urology Group, call the office or book online today.