How Much Do You Know About BPH (Enlarged Prostate) Symptoms?

Chris Regal | May 30th 2012 Sep 6th 2017

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Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?
  1. 0 Urgent need to urinate
  2. 0 Difficulty postponing urination
  3. 0 Straining while urinating
  4. 1 Involuntary urination
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Involuntary urination is not a common symptom of BPH. More often, the symptoms indicate the sensation of needing to urinate as opposed to causing actual involuntary urination.

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  1. Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

    Correct Answer: Involuntary urination

    Involuntary urination is not a common symptom of BPH. More often, the symptoms indicate the sensation of needing to urinate as opposed to causing actual involuntary urination.

  2. Men who suffer from enlarged prostate often have…

    Correct Answer: All of the above

    These symptoms, along with a sense that the bladder has not fully emptied and occasional dribbling at the end of urination, are known as voiding symptoms, and are caused by an obstruction in the urinary tract.

  3. Which of the following is a "storing symptom?"

    Correct Answer: Painful sensation when urinating

    A painful or burning sensation when urinating is a storage symptom, also known as an irritative symptom. Others include increased frequency in urination and an urgent need to urinate.

  4. Urinary retention (the inability to void) can be indicative of a serious problem, such as ...

    Correct Answer: All of the above

    Urinary retention is a serious symptom that requires immediate medical attention. It can cause kidney damage, bladder stones, urinary tract infection, blood in the urine and incontinence.

  5. Which of these is caused by BPH?

    Correct Answer: Neither of these

    These conditions often overlap in individuals suffering from BPH, as the risk factors are often the same: obesity, low levels of HDL cholesterol, and diabetes.  Neither heart disease nor high blood pressure is caused by BPH.