Urinary symptoms in women with gynecological disorders: The role of symptom evaluation and home uroflowmetry

Daniele Porru, Roberto Mario Scarpa, Paolo Onnis, Salvatore Lavra, Antonello Delisa, Enzo Usai

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to analyze the effect of gynecological dysfunction on voiding symptoms in women. METHODS: A modified AUA symptom index questionnaire was self-administered and an ambulatory home uroflowmetry was performed, using a specially designed home uroflowmetry apparatus for multiple flow measurements. Urinary symptoms and home uroflowmetry (Home Urodata TM System) were evaluated in 68 women: 34 patients with gynecological dysfunction, and 34 normal controls. A total of 156 urination episodes was recorded, with a mean of 5.4 measurements per patient. RESULTS: Symptom index showed lower values in the group of normal controls than in the group with gynecological dysfunction. Voided volume, peak flow rate and average flow rate were all significantly better in the group of normal controls than in the group with gynecological disorders; the most remarkable changes were observed in patients with genital prolapse and with large uterine fibroma. In both groups the total urine volume was lower between midnight and 8 a.m. (2460 ml), if compared with the total urine volume between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (3360 ml) and the total urine volume between 4 p.m. and midnight (3072 ml) (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-848
Number of pages6
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Volume51
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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