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I have chronic UTIs due to "colonization". Two urologists have refused to perform a urodynamic test because of this, because they didn't want bacteria being pushed further up the urinary tract. But a third has said it's not something they're too worried about. I have a compromised immune system due to an autoimmune disease, and I am uneasy about this new doctor's willingness to perform this test despite the presence of contaminants. I am looking to get more opinions on this because I am already in a compromised position with my health and something doesn't make sense to me about this. If two doctors both said that performing a urodynamic test on a patient that not only has a colonized UTI, but a compromised immune system is not something that should be done, why would this new doctor, who I met only once for less than an hour, be willing to do it? Is it safe to do it? Because it doesn't make sense to me to risk further infection. I understand why they want to perform this test, but I'm uneasy about the risk of sending contaminants up the urinary tract towards the ureters and possibly even to the kidneys. Thank you in advance


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replied January 4th, 2019
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A64726
Welcome to e health forum.

If 2 out of 3 doctors have refused the procedure, then the answer is simple.

If you still have doubts, you may consult a experienced urologist and seek a final opinion, which can help you decide accordingly.


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