A simple way to detect the causes of abnormal urination

Purpose of the procedure

Uroflowmetry is a diagnostic test used to assess the strength and speed of the urine stream and to detect urination disorders. The purpose of the test is to diagnose problems related to the urinary system.

What the procedure entails?

Uroflowmetry is a test designed to determine the urethral flow of urine. The patient, in a private setting, urinates into a flowmeter, which analyzes the urine stream, measuring its volume and flow rate. The device then creates a chart called a micturition curve, which displays characteristic parameters. The completed results are interpreted by a urologist. After uroflowmetry, an abdominal ultrasound examination is performed to assess any residual urine after voiding.

Indications for the procedure

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Pain during urination
  • Nocturnal urination (nocturia)
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence

Preparation for the procedure

  • Before the test, the bladder must be full

Procedure process

  • The patient urinates into a special container connected to the device
  • During urination, the device measures the strength and speed of the urine stream
  • The test results are recorded by the device and analyzed by the doctor

The uroflowmetry test is painless and usually takes a few minutes. After the test is completed, the doctor discusses the results with the patient and, if necessary, conducts further diagnostics or plans appropriate treatment

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