As a man ages, his prostate can grow, often beginning around the age of 40-50. Enlargement of the prostate is known as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). BPH is a benign (non-cancerous) condition in which this enlargement tends to block the urethra and affect urine flow out of the body.
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When you have answered all 7 questions, click on Get Results, and your total score will be calculated.
Your IPSS Score
Your symptom severity score is . If you are concerned about your symptoms, you may benefit from finding a urologist who can discuss BPH with you. Remember, only your doctor can assess your individual condition and diagnose if you have BPH. Click here to find a Urology Group location near you or call us at (513) 224-5833.
0 to 7 indicates mild symptoms
8 to 19 indicates moderate symptoms
20 to 35 indicates severe symptoms
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1. Incomplete Emptying: How often have you had the sensation of not emptying your bladder?
2. Frequency: How often have you had to urinate less than every two hours?
3. Intermittency: How often have you found you stopped and started again several times when you urinated?
4. Urgency: How often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?
5. Weak Stream: How often have you had a weak urinary stream?
6. Straining: How often have you had to strain to start urination?
7. Sleeping: How many times do you typically get up at night to urinate?