Prostate Questionnaire For Men: Do You Need Prostate Treatment?

Jul 11th 2017 Sep 6th 2017

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This simple seven-question test from the American Urological Association can help you decide whether you have a prostate problem like benign prostatic hyperplastic (BPH, or enlarged prostate) that may require treatment.
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Your Results

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  • Medium
  • High
  • 0

    If your score is 0, you have no symptoms of BPH.

  • 1

    If your score is 1 to 7, you have mild symptoms of BPH - usually nothing to worry about unless you're uncomfortable. Doctors often recommend avoiding caffeine and alcohol, as both can aggravate urinary urgency. Practicing relaxation techniques also helps some men empty their bladders more easily.

  • 8

    If your score is 8 to 18, you may have moderate prostate enlargement and should probably see a physician. If the symptoms are bothersome, a medication may be recommended.

  • 19

    If your score is 19 or higher, you may have severe BPH. Your doctor can recommend treatments that will reduce the risk of bladder or kidney damage and relieve many symptoms. Options range widely from relatively simple one-hour surgery to laser and microwave treatments.

  1. This simple seven-question test from the American Urological Association can help you decide whether you have a prostate problem like benign prostatic hyperplastic (BPH, or enlarged prostate) that may require treatment.

    Correct Answer:

  2. Over the past month or so, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you have finished urinating?

    Correct Answer: Almost always

  3. Over the past month or so, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating?

    Correct Answer: Almost always

  4. Over the past month or so, how often have you found you stopped and started again several times while you urinated?

    Correct Answer: Almost always

  5. Over the past month or so, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?

    Correct Answer: Almost always

  6. Over the past month or so, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?

    Correct Answer: Almost always

  7. Over the past month or so, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?

    Correct Answer: Almost always

  8. Over the past month or so, how often have you had to get up at least once in the night to urinate?

    Correct Answer: Almost always