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How can a Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptom Index help you assess the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

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To help your doctor understand how bothersome enlarged prostate symptoms are for you, the American Urological Association (AUA) has developed a BPH Symptom Index. This is a brief questionnaire that asks about specific symptoms and how frequently they occur. Each answer is assigned a number -- and your total is ranked on a scale ranging from mild to severe.

A score of 0 to 7 is considered a mild symptom score; 8 or over is considered moderate to severe.

From: Enlarged Prostate Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

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American Urological Association: "Diagnosis of BPH," "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)," "Clinical Guidelines."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC): "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia."

William Jaffe, MD, professor of urology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on December 4, 2018

SOURCES:

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis of BPH," "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)," "Clinical Guidelines."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC): "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia."

William Jaffe, MD, professor of urology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on December 4, 2018

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