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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Assessment | Prostate Self Assessment Calculator

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Are you over the age of 40 and having difficulty in urinating? You could be suffering from

benign prostatic hyperplasia

or benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). It is a common condition that affects older men and causes obstruction to flow of urine and frequency of urination. A few other accompanying symptoms like getting up during nights to pass urine frequently and urgency may compromise the quality of life.


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These symptoms can mostly be treated by tablets, provided a proper assessment is done. Negligence may lead to worsening of symptoms and infections of the bladder or kidney and sometimes deterioration of the kidney function.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Medindia offers a free

Prostate Self Assessment Calculator

to evaluate the severity of your symptoms. This quick assessment will help you find out if you need to consult your doctor or specialist (Urologist) for further advice.

 Answer all the Questions      Total No. of Questions : 7
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1.


Over the last month or so, how many times did you get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until the time you got up in the morning?


2.


Over the last month or so, how often have you had a weak urinary stream? (Slow stream)


3.


Over the last month or so, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating? (Frequency of urination during the daytime)




4.


Over the last month or so, how often have you found you stopped and started again several times when you urinated? (Intermittent stream)




5.


Over the last month or so, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination? (A degree of urgency to pass urine) 




6.


Over the last month or so, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating (Feeling of incomplete urination) ? 




7.


Over the last month or so, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination? (Hesitancy in starting urinary stream)



Facts about Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
v Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous growth of prostate gland.
v BPH doesn't increase the risk of prostate cancer.
v It is estimated that about 90% of men over the age of 80 develop BPH.
v Enlarged prostate gives pressure on the urinary bladder and urethra, which affects how you urinate.
v Some of the symptoms of BPH include trouble emptying the bladder completely, urinary urgency, etc.
v Family history, physical inactivity, older age, obesity and erectile dysfunction are some risk factors for BPH.

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References
  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000381.htm
  • http://www.hiv.va.gov/provider/manual-primary-care/urology-tool1.asp

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Posted by:  Ameen, N/A  Posted on: 10/22/2011
Dear Dr,
I am feeling some time uneasiness and some what dryness in tongue if i take anything for eating or sleeping a while will calm down. what it is and is it a symptom of any disease. I am worried i want to take care before it became chronic. I am sedentary person walking or exercise is nil. if i go up by staircase i have serious up and down in my breathing and it will take some times to calm down. please suggest me what should i do to come up these uneasiness.
Posted by:  sudheermutyal, India  Posted on: 1/20/2011
i feel going for urine continuously.
it wakes me up at nights. but because of sleepy mood, i feel lazy to pass urine and again sleep without passing. more over i find that a foul smell is smelt while passing urin. kindly let me know the reasons and kindly suggest what need to be done.
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