Karen Mc Kertich
This article forms part of our ‘Tests and results’ series for 2011 which aims to provide information about common tests that general practitioners order regularly. It considers areas such as indications, what to tell the patient, what the test can and cannot tell you, and interpretation of results.
Urodynamics is the study of lower urinary tract function and how this relates to a patient’s urinary symptoms. The aim is to reproduce the patient’s lower urinary tract symptoms to provide a pathophysiological explanation and to guide treatment. This article, and the accompanying patient information, focus particularly on invasive urodynamic studies.
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