Urodynamic Findings in Young Women of Less Than Forty Years Old with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms


Purpose: The aim of the study was to determine urodynamic findings in young women (<40 years old) with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. Materials and Methods: The records of 315 women were reviewed during 2002 to 2010. Those with neurological disease, history of urogenital malignancies, urethral stricture or trauma, acute UTI, unsterile urine analysis, congenital urological disease, pelvic organ prolapse, diabetes mellitus or a primary complaint of stress incontinence were excluded. All completed the American Urological Association Symptom Index (AUASI) and underwent urodynamic studies. Results: Bladder dysfunction was diagnosed in 78.4% of the patients with urge incontinence. Bladder and voiding phase dysfunction were found in 134 (42.5%) and 110 (34.9%) of patients, respectively. Occult neurological disease was later diagnosed in 10 women (3.17%) with urge incontinence and bladder dysfunction. Discussion: Urge incontinence and voiding symptoms are frequently associated with urodynamical abnormalities. Urge incontinence and bladder dysfunction may be a sign of occult neurological disease in this population. The presenting symptoms are useful in determining the advantage of urodynamic study in this population.

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H. Karami, A. Tabrizi, B. Javanmard, H. Mokhtarpour and B. Lotfi, "Urodynamic Findings in Young Women of Less Than Forty Years Old with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms," Open Journal of Urology, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 11-15. doi: 10.4236/oju.2012.21003.

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