It may help if you keep a diary of symptoms for a week or so before
your doctor visit. In the diary, record your symptoms, noting when they occur
and how severe they are. The diary should also include how often you urinate
during the day, how many times you get up to urinate during the night, and the
times you cannot hold your urine.
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...