- One third of women over the age of 35 years will suffer embarrassing urinary loss (urinary incontinence).
- Loss of urine with daily activities such as laughing, coughing, exercise,
- Increase in the urinary frequency (day and night), and urgency (sudden urge to pass urine) and
- Difficulties in voiding.
The different types of urinary incontinence are stress, urge and overflow incontinence. These often occur together (mixed incontinence) in the same woman making it difficult to make an accurate diagnosis clinically. This may be further compounded with the presence of prolapse (a lump or bulge protruding through the vagina).
Urodynamic assessment is a highly specialised investigation, to accurately diagnose their problem.
Once the correct diagnosis is made, a specific management plan can be developed. Correct diagnosis by urodynamic assessment and subsequent treatment will result in a significant improvement for most people.