Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Assessment | Prostate Self Assessment Calculator

Last Updated on May 02, 2023

Are you over the age of 40 and having difficulty 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 the flow of urine and the frequency of urination(1 Trusted Source
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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Some of the symptoms of BPH include trouble emptying the bladder completely, inability to urinate, urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, and straining to urinate. Family history, physical inactivity, older age, obesity, erectile dysfunction, metabolic syndrome, and hypertension are some risk factors for BPH(2 Trusted Source
Benign prostatic hyperplasia: Risk factors

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These symptoms can mostly be treated with 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 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 Urologist for further advice.

 Answer all the Questions  Total No. of Questions : 7
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?
Over the last month or so, how often have you had a weak urinary stream? (Slow stream)
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)

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

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

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) ? 

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

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland.
BPH does not increase the risk of prostate cancer(3 Trusted Source
Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Me

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It is the most prevalent prostate condition in males and affects nearly all of them as they age(4 Trusted Source
Enlarged prostate

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It is estimated that about 90% of men over the age of 80 develop BPH(5 Trusted Source
Prostate Enlargement

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Enlarged prostate places pressure on the urinary bladder and urethra, which affects how you urinate.
Asians have a lower risk of BPH than the Western white population(6 Trusted Source
Epidemiology of clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia

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BPH does not occur in young men who have had their testicles removed(5 Trusted Source
Prostate Enlargement

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Ameen, N/A

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.

sudheermutyal, India

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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