Urodynamic testing prior to hysterectomy
Actually, I'm not dirtboysdad, but rather his mother.
Anyway, my GYN wants me to have urodynamic testing done by a urogynecologist before I undergo a hysterectomy for a prolapse. She tells me that it will help to determine if I will suffer from incontinence after the surgery. I have no incontinence now.
I've read about the test - it seems to be extremely invasive and on the verge of humiliating - especially since the doctor is a male and I don't wish go to anyone but a female physician ever again. (I also don't trust that in the absence of symptoms it's not hocus-pocus.)
So, my question: has anyone ever had urodynamic studies for possible post-hysterectomy incontinence? Was it awful? What were the results?