Assessment of urinary symptoms in early pregnancy.

British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

PubMedID: 1777463

Cutner A, Cardozo LD, Benness CJ. Assessment of urinary symptoms in early pregnancy. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1991;98(12):1283-6.
OBJECTIVES
To determine the correlation between lower urinary tract symptoms and urodynamic findings in early pregnancy.

SETTING
The termination clinic and gynaecology ward at King's College Hospital.

DESIGN
Observational study.

SUBJECTS
47 women before termination of pregnancy at between 6 and 15 weeks.

INTERVENTIONS
Women filled in symptom questionnaires and then had urodynamic investigations, consisting of uroflowmetry and subtracted provoked cystometry.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES
The occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms and their association with urodynamic findings.

RESULTS
Lower urinary tract symptoms were fairly common but there was poor correlation with the urodynamic findings.

CONCLUSIONS
The findings suggest that lower urinary tract symptomatology alone is insufficient to study lower urinary tract dysfunction in pregnancy.