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Uroflowmetry

Alternate Names : Uroflow


Definition

Uroflowmetry is a test that measures the volume of urine released (excreted) from the body, the speed with which it is excreted, and how long the excretion takes.

Why is the Test Performed?

This test is useful in evaluating the function of the urinary tract.

How is the Test Performed?

You will urinate in a special urinal or toilet with a machine that has a measuring device.

You will be asked to begin urinating after the machine has started. When you finish, the machine will create a report for your health care provider.

How to Prepare for the Test?

Your health care provider may ask you to temporarily stop taking medications that can affect the test results.

Uroflowmetry is best done when you have a full bladder. Do not urinate for 2 hours before the test. Drink extra fluids so you will have plenty of urine for the test.

Do not place any toilet tissue in the test machine.

How will the Test Feel?

The test involves normal urination, so you should not experience any discomfort.

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Review Date : 9/7/2008
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.



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