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120 Trinity Place
Athens, GA 30607

Phone: (706) 543-2718
Fax: (706) 353-3709

120 Trinity Place
Athens, Georgia 30607

(706) 543-2718

Urine Flow Study

Urine flow study is a diagnostic procedure to evaluate the rate of urine flow when a patient voluntarily empties the bladder (voids).


  • Difficult or incomplete bladder emptying
  • History of urethral stricture
  • Prior surgery on the prostate or urethra Procedure


In a procedure room the patient sits or stands (depending on his or her usual voiding habit) over a special measuring device and voids into a container just as he or she would at home. The device then measures the amount voided and how long this takes. The urine flow rate is then calculated, and the urine remaining in the bladder is measured.