If your child's bladder has problems with storing or emptying urine, this may cause urinary wetting, difficulty potty training or an inability to pee completely. Severe bladder dysfunction can cause repeated urinary tract infections, damage to your child’s bladder and/or damage to your child’s kidneys. Sometimes poor bladder function can only be seen by performing urodynamics studies (or tests).
Your child's healthcare providers will use information gained from urodynamics to create a plan for your child. In some cases, he or she may need medication(s), regular bladder catheterization (“CIC”) and/or surgery to protect the bladder and kidneys.
Conditions for Urodynamics
Conditions for Which Urodynamics May Be Used
Types of Tests
Types of Urodynamics Tests
Urodynamics at Children's National
Who Performs the Test?
What Should You Bring and How Do You Prepare for the Test?
How Can You Talk to Your Child About the Test?
Where Do You Go and When Should You Arrive?
What Happens During the Test
How Do You Receive Your Child's Test Results
Additional Contact Information
For routine questions about urodynamics testing, call 202-476-5042 and ask to speak with the nurse or nurse practitioner.
To let us know that you are late or cannot come on your scheduled testing date, call 202-476-2162.
The Urology Clinic is located on the 4th floor of Children's National Hospital, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010.