Your child may eat or drink before the test. We recommend that you bring the following to help your child on the day of the study:
- Drinks or snacks
- Soothing aids such as a pacifier and stuffed animal
- Distraction items
- Cell phone, iPad or tablet to listen to music or watch videos
- Books your child likes to read
It is important to give your child all prescribed medications on the day of the test. If your child is taking Ditropan (Oxybutynin Chloride) or any other medicines for their bladder, please give these medicines as prescribed. Do not skip these medicines the morning of the test, as this will alter the results.
If your child catheterizes, continue with current clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) regimen on the day of the test. Please take note of your catheter type and size. For two days prior to the study, measure and record the amount of urine that drains with each routine catheterization and bring the day of the study.
If your child has a fever (greater than 100.4F) or symptoms of a urinary tract infection, call the Urology office at 202-476-5042 as soon as possible to discuss with the nurse/nurse practitioner. The study may need to be rescheduled for when your child is well to obtain the most accurate results.
Siblings will not be allowed in the testing area during video urodynamics, so please plan childcare accordingly.