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How does urine flow rate help diagnose overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Your urine flow rate is measured by a uroflowmeter. When you urinate into the device, it measures how fast and how much you urinated and creates a graph from the information. Your doctor can use the information to help detect a blockage or other structural problem.

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