Any experience out there with Urodynamic testing and the Cyctoscopy process

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RFP
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   Posted 4/20/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently 3 months out from my operation today and after visiting with my Physical Therapist she suggested I might benefit from Urodynamic Testing.  Has anyone had experience with this type of testing?  I believe the test looks at what is not working down there. I still have stress incontinence issues using 2 or 3 male guards a day with a Depend underear pad and a Depend underwear pad at night.  I'm good at night getting up maybe 2 times and making it to the Bathroom but day time is another issue. I also read somewhere that there is a test called Cystoscopy which I believe looks at the bladder and determines what is going on.  Appreciate any comments or experience with these tests.  Thanks all
RFP
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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/21/2009 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Urodynamic tests for urinary incontinence

Urodynamic tests for urinary incontinence are measurements taken to evaluate your bladder's function and efficiency. The actual tests done vary from person to person.

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

Continued here: http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/urodynamic-tests-for-urinary-incontinence

Cystoscopy

When a patient has a urinary problem, the doctor may use a cystoscope to see the inside of the bladder and urethra.

Continued here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystoscopy


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