Hello - I had a urodynamics study today, i thought i would do a post for anyone else that might be having one done soon. For the faint of heart please stop reading now...
For anyone facing this procedure the only good thing I can say is, it only lasts 30 minutes or so. The first thing done was the Dr stuck a red catheter (I say stuck, it was more like drilled) to remove any and all urine from my bladder. That first catheter was removed and a second smaller one was inserted, I would like to say it did not hurt as much, but it did, very sharp burning pain. Well after 20 minutes of filling my bladder up with steril saline solition and marking when I leaked his diagnose was well I was incontinent. Gee maybe the fact that I had wet my diaper twice while waiting would be his first clue. He and the nurse were both very nice even though I managed to pee all over the floor and made a general mess of the room. My bladder holds only 75ml before it contracts, normal is around 350ml for someone my size.
I was offered other options such as more drugs or even different surgeries. I really do not feel any of them is quite necessary at this time, I am fine with diapers for now.
A urodynamics study is not a lot of fun, has anyone else any stories they would care to share?