Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic testing measures how well your bladder is functioning.

Some urodynamic tests are relatively simple and can be done in a doctor's office. Other tests require sophisticated instruments to measure the amount of pressure experienced by the bladder and urethra.

During basic urodynamic testing, the volume of urine and the rate at which the bladder empties are measured as you urinate into a container. A thin, flexible tube (catheter) is then inserted into the bladder through the urethra, and the volume of any urine remaining in the bladder is measured (post-void residual, or PVR). A slight burning sensation may occur when the catheter is inserted.

The bladder may be filled with water through the catheter until you have the first urge to urinate. The amount of water in the bladder is measured at this point. Then more water may be added while you resist urinating until involuntary urination occurs.

More sophisticated testing uses electrodes placed in the rectum to measure the electrical activity of the muscles while the bladder fills.


Meet our Urodynamic Testing Specialists:

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Kershen, Richard Todd, MD Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
4.7 /5
197 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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LaSala, Christine Ann, MD, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS LaSala, Christine Ann, MD, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
5.0 /5
203 surveys
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • New Britain
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Peters-Gee, Jill Marie, MD Peters-Gee, Jill Marie, MD 860.678.7300
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
308 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Steinberg, Adam C., DO, MBA, FACS, FACOG Steinberg, Adam C., DO, MBA, FACS, FACOG 860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
4.8 /5
544 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
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Tulikangas, Paul Kevin, MD, FACOG, FACS, FFPMRS Tulikangas, Paul Kevin, MD, FACOG, FACS, FFPMRS
4.9 /5
218 surveys
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, MD, FACOG, FFPMRS Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, MD, FACOG, FFPMRS
4.8 /5
187 surveys
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
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