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Everything you need to know to prepare for flowmetry

Men over the age of 40 who visit a urologist for a general problem such as pain, difficulty or a change in urination can expect more frequent tests, which are: flowmeter

What is Flowmetry?

Specifically, flowmetry is a test that has to measure amount of urine (ie urine) eliminated by time unit, Therefore the results are expressed in cm³ or ml per second. It is important to know this value in order to assess the condition of the bladder, urinary tract and urinary muscles.

As it is easy to imagine, it is a simple process, in which the patient simply has to urinate into a funnel that records this parameter. Nevertheless, there are some aspects that must be taken into account if the doctor prescribes this test.

This Medicine Should Not Be Taken Together With People Having High Blood Pressure.

In particular, it is recommended drink plenty of water Before going to the doctor, so that the patient can make sure they feel like urinating and that the test is effective, as the minimum volume required is 150 ml for the result to be valid. However, you should also not drink too much fluid, as this can lead to overactive bladder.

how to prepare

To be sure, ideal urinate about three hours before the appointment for flowmetry and then drink a glass of water (250 ml) every 20 to 30 minutes. Thus, it is most likely that the patient will feel like urinating once in the consultation.

If we do it this way, The result obtained must be valid and therefore be able to reveal problems such as weak flow, low volume of urine expelled, dribbling after urination or delayed onset of urination. All of these are symptoms of common urinary problems in men over the age of 40.

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