BPH- BENIGN PROSTATIC HIPERPLASIA
The prostate gland grows with age. Due to its location, this growth can cause urinary symptoms: weak stream, interrupted stream, "straining" (dificulty starting to pee), increased urinary frequency. Around 1/3 of men over 50 have symptoms attributed to BPH. The diagnosis is clinical but can, and should, be confirmed by exams: flow chart, PSA, IPSS, ureteroscopy/cystoscopy.
FREE prostate symptom score
Ideally made by the patient, himself, the sum of the first 7 questions gives an idea of the severity of the symptoms:
• 0 - 7 mild symptoms
• 8 - 19 moderate symptoms
• 20 - 35 serious symptoms