Bladder suspension refers to surgery that helps place a sagging bladder back into its normal position. Is this type of surgery right for you? Here are answers to some of the most common questions, from who may need this procedure to possible complications.
Pad test, which can help show how much urine is leaking. You are given an absorbent pad that has been weighed. You wear the pad until urine leaks, and then you return the pad to be weighed again. The increased weight of the pad gives an estimate of how much urine leaked.
is expensive. It is typically done only if surgery is being considered or if
treatment has not worked for you and you need to know more about the cause. It
provides a more advanced way to check bladder function.
The actual tests done in urodynamic testing often
vary. They may include:
Cystometry, a series of tests to measure bladder pressure at different levels of fullness.
Postvoid residual (PVR) measurements, which measure the amount of urine that stays in your bladder after you urinate.
ultrasound. These are used to examine changes in the
position of the bladder and urethra during urination, coughing, or straining.
If the cause of incontinence is not identified by the
above tests, more extensive tests may be needed.
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