Urodynamic testing encompasses all procedures that look at how well the bladder, sphincters, and urethra are performing. Mostly, urodynamic tests will focus on the bladder and its urine holding ability. Urodynamic tests are only performed if symptoms suggest an issue with the lower urinary tract.


  • Frequent urination
  • Painful urination
  • Urine leakage
  • Sudden urge to urinate
  • Problems emptying the bladder completely
  • Urinary tract infections (more than one)


There is little to no risk in undergoing urodynamic tests. The testing is done in the office setting and provides information for your doctor to help guide treatment.