Diagnostic clinics

 

Where appropriate you may be offered a diagnostic clinic attendance run by specialist nurses or a doctor. There may be specialist nurses who can offer a diagnosis and treatment plan or the tests may be needed before seeing the doctor at a later date so that a treatment plan can be formulated with you.

More on what we do

One Stop Haematuria Clinic

If you have seen blood in your urine or if the GP has detected non-visible blood in your urine by testing it in the surgery then they will make a referral to this clinic. The clinic is designed to determine the cause of the blood in the urine.

The clinic will involve you being seen and assessed by a doctor, an ultrasound scan of the urinary system, under local anaesthetic a flexible camera will be used to inspect the lining of your bladder. The order of these tests varies but all are usually necessary.

Flow Clinic

If you have urinary symptoms that suggest you may have a blockage to the flow of your urine we will ask you to attend a flow clinic in clinical measurements department. If you attend with a comfortably full bladder the team will ask you to pass urine in a toilet with special meter to allow us to convert your flow into a graphical picture. The team will then use a simple ultrasound scan to see if your bladder has been emptied. Ideally we ask for 2 flows to be measured during the clinic visit.

Urodynamic studies

If you have urinary symptoms and the urologists are having difficulty in making the correct diagnosis then they may request specialist tests called urodynamics, this takes part in the Clinical Measurements department

The test provides detailed pressure monitoring of the bladder to determine how well the muscle of the bladder is working. The test takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete. The tests are run by specialist nurses who will discuss your symptoms prior to the test being carried out. It will involve passing a pressure sensor into the bladder and into the back passage.

TWOC Clinic

If for some reason you have not been able to pass urine and have had a catheter (tube draining the bladder), it may be recommended that you undergo a trial without catheter.  You will be sent an appointment for the clinic in clinical measurements, where the staff will remove the catheter.  You may be asked to be available to do a urine flow test before you are discharged from hospital. 

Treatments

Soosie Cole - Lead Nurse Bladder and Bowel Care & Functional Urology CNS

Elaine A’Hearne - Specialist Nurse, Bladder and Bowel Care

Kevin Churchill - Specialist Nurse, Bladder and Bowel Care

Rebecca Kellett - Specialist Nurse, Bladder and Bowel Care

Estelle Canniford - Assistant Nurse Practitioner, Bladder and Bowel Care

Lisa Bradley - Assistant Nurse Practitioner, Bladder and Bowel Care

Kerry Broad - Assistant Nurse Practitioner, Bladder and Bowel Care

Jan Toms - Assistant Nurse Practitioner, Bladder and Bowel Care

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

One Stop Haematuria Clinic - Endoscopy Unit (Level 2, Area N)

Clinical measurements (Level 2, Area D)

Contact us

One Stop Haematuria Clinic Booking Office - 01392 406285

Bladder and Bowel Care - 01392 402142

Community services

The Community team for Bladder and Bowel care is managed by Mrs Debbie Yarde and provide a community service assessing patients with voiding difficulties and incontinence as well as providing flow clinics  in Tiverton, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Axminster, and Okehampton community hospitals.

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