Urinary urgency, bladder spasm tests

What is urinary urgency?

Urinary urgency is the inability to hold urine long enough to reach a toilet. You experience a strong and sudden need to urinate often followed by an involuntary loss of urine. This can occur at any time of the day or night. 

What causes urinary urgency?

It is often due to bladder problems such as bladder ‘spasm’ or detrusor overactivity.

What treatment is recommended for urinary urgency?

There are several treatments available, once the correct diagnosis through a Urodynamic Study has been made.

Learn more about urinary urgency

Click here to download our guide to Detrusor Overactivity in Women.

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A referral from your doctor is required to have a Urodynamic Study done.

Your doctor may have our referral forms. If not they can download it from this site. Alternatively you can download one and take it to your doctor to complete.

Click here to download a referral form

Like to book an appointment for an assessment and test?

Call us in Sydney on (02) 9790 6969

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