EMG (Electromyelogram)

The EMG (electromyelogram) is a way to record how certain muscles work. The EMG will show how well your child’s sphincter muscles are working with the bladder muscle.

  • If your child needs this test, it is done at the same time as the Uroflow test

How is an EMG done?

Several electrodes (small sticky pads that help to measure muscle activity) are placed on your child’s skin.

  • Two electrodes are placed on either side of your child’s buttocks
  • One electrode is placed on your child’s thigh
  • One electrode is placed on your childs hip

These electrodes wiill be connected to a computer to record muscle activity. The electrode will not hurt. Once the test is over the electrodes are easily removed.