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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153-159

Correlation between clinical presentation and urodynamic findings in women attending urogynecology clinic

1 Department of OBGYN, KMC Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
2 Department of OBGYN, Waldburg-Zeil Kliniken Klinik Tettnang, Tettnang, Germany

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Deeksha Pandey
Department of OBGYN, Women and Child Block, KMC, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.118992

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Introduction: Urodynamic studies objectively observe lower urinary tract function and dysfunction so that an appropriate treatment can be planned. In the present study, we tried to evaluate the role of urodynamic studies in the final diagnosis and management plan in patients attending an urogynecology clinic. Materials and Methods: This observational study was conducted in an urogynecology clinic. 202 women were included. After detailed history, pelvic examination and introital sonography these women were subjected to urodynamic study. During the filling cystometry detrusor activity, first desire to void and bladder capacity was recorded. This was followed by urethral pressure measurements, when functional urethral length, maximum urethral closure pressure and stress urethral pressure profile was recorded. Results: Most prevalent complaint was mixed urinary incontinence (33.17%), followed by stress incontinence (31.68%) and urge incontinence (13.37%). According to the standard urodynamic definition 66.33% were normal in the population studied. None of the urodynamic parameters individually or in combination were found to be very useful for establishing a diagnosis. Conclusion: Establishment of the final diagnosis of urinary incontinence and planning of management should be based on detailed history, physical examination, bladder diaries, and careful interpretation of urodynamic data. Urodynamic study; however, doesn't seem to be imperative to establish a diagnosis in uncomplicated cases where symptoms and signs are reliable and correlating.

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