Uroflowmetry is a non-invasive diagnostic test that measures the rate and volume of urine flow during voiding (urination). This test is often performed to evaluate urinary symptoms such as a weak stream, frequent urination, incomplete bladder emptying, or difficulty initiating urination.
During the test, the patient urinates into a special toilet or urinal equipped with a device to measure the rate of urine flow. The test records the speed of the urine flow, the volume of urine voided, and the time to empty the bladder. The test results can provide important information about the functioning of the bladder and the urinary tract, including any blockages or abnormalities that may be present.
Uroflowmetry is a simple and painless procedure that typically takes only a few minutes to complete. It is often used with other diagnostic tests, such as a bladder scan or cystoscopy, to help diagnose and manage urinary conditions.