Incontinence

Urodynamic testing, also known as a Cystometrogram (CMG) is offered at NSW. A CMG  allows for the precise diagnosis of bladder control issues such as stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or overactive bladder, thus allowing an individualized treatment plan designed for you. The procedure involves placing two small catheters  (flexible tubes), one into your urethra and the other into your vagina. Water is then used to fill your bladder. By recreating sensations you might have in your daily living, and witnessing incontinent episodes, we can best diagnose and prescribe a treatment plan.

Prior to performing your study, a urine analysis will be obtained to ensure that you do not have a urinary tract infection. This may be done within two weeks of your procedure.

On the day of the study-

  • arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. We will ask for you to empty your bladder before the procedure.
  • bring a forty-eight hour voiding diary reporting time of  urination and approximate volume. Please include your fluid intake during your day.
  • a detailed questionnaire will be administered .
  • Allow this appointment to take approximately 30-45 minutes.

This study rarely has any complications.  Minor irritation may occur after the exam, resulting in a feeling of bladder spasms.  This usually goes away within a couple of hours and needs no treatment.  Fewer than 5% of women will develop a