The Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptom Score Index can help your doctor understand how severe enlarged prostate symptoms are.
If your total score is less than seven, your symptoms are considered mild. Higher scores indicate more severe symptoms. Your doctor can discuss your scores with you -- and what they indicate about your need for treatment.
Use the following point scale to answer each of the questions. Total the score from all the questions.
0 = Not at all
3 = About...
Problems controlling your
urination during the day or at night
Call your doctor if you have urination problems that have
developed over a few weeks or a few months and are frequent.
If urinary symptoms are minor or they don't bother you too much, and you do not have prostate cancer or a prostate infection, it may
be appropriate to try watchful waiting or home treatment. Call a doctor if your symptoms
change or get worse or if you change your mind about treatment.
Who to see
Mild and moderate urinary symptoms that are caused by
BPH can be evaluated and treated by any of the following health