Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
What does this tool do?
Click here if you want to Reference find out how bad your urinary symptoms are Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window.
This tool asks about your urinary symptoms from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and gives you a score based on how severe your symptoms are. BPH is an enlarged Reference prostate gland Opens New Window. As the prostate gets bigger, it may cause problems urinating. Your score on this tool may help you think about if and how you want to treat the problem.
If you are already being treated for BPH, the tool can also help you and your doctor tell how well treatment is working.
The tool is based on the American Urological Association (AUA) Symptom Index.Reference 1 The index is also called the International Prostate Symptom Score.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 24, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology