Uroflowmetry, also known as a urinary flow rate test, is a non-invasive procedure that measures the flow of urine
It is a valuable tool for evaluating urinary tract function and diagnosing urinary problems
Kataria Healthcare is equipped with an advanced wireless Uroflowmetry system with flow rate and volumetric graphs.
Why is Uroflowmetry Done?
Uroflowmetry is used to assess the strength and coordination of the urinary muscles involved in urination. It can help diagnose a variety of urinary problems, including:
- Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control)
- Urinary hesitancy (difficulty starting to urinate)
- Urinary urgency (sudden, intense need to urinate)
- Weak urine stream
- Incomplete bladder emptying
- Blockage in the urinary tract, such as an enlarged prostate gland
How is Uroflowmetry Done?
Uroflowmetry is a simple and painless procedure that typically takes about 10 minutes to complete.
The patient has to urinate into a special toilet system with a uroflowmeter sensor attached. The uroflowmeter measures the rate of urine flow over time which is displayed on graphs.
Preparation for Uroflowmetry
There is no special preparation required for uroflowmetry. However, the patient should be instructed to:
- Drink plenty of fluids before the test to ensure a full bladder.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol for several hours before the test, as these substances can affect urine flow.
- Inform the doctor of any medications they are taking, as some medications can affect urine flow.
Interpretation of Uroflowmetry Results
The results of uroflowmetry are interpreted by your doctor. The doctor will look at the following factors:
- The volume of urine passed.
- The maximum flow rate.
- The average flow rate.
- The time it takes to empty the bladder.
Abnormal uroflowmetry results may indicate a problem with the urinary tract. The doctor will discuss the results with the patient and recommend further testing or treatment if necessary.