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...
Men differ in
how bothered they are by urination problems. One man may not be troubled by his
symptoms at all, and another man—with the same score—may feel that his symptoms
are having a big impact on his life.