Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a common problem in women; ranging in severity from somewhat inconvenient to totally debilitating. This problem may occur when you cough, laugh, or during certain physical activities. It is not a critical medical problem, but it is a quality of life issue that affects one in ten women.
Urodynamic testing is a medical test used in our office to observe the function of the urinary system during urination. It is used to help diagnose conditions affecting normal urination, helping the doctor identify the physical cause of the problem.
The test involves the placement of a very small catheter into the bladder and another small tube in the vagina. Sterile fluid is used to fill the bladder to observe how the bladder behaves as it is getting full.
Dr. Kowalczyk can evaluate what type/types of urinary incontinence account for your symptoms so that the condition can be improved or treated. Treatments can range from exercises, medications, or surgical procedures.