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Take the Prostate Quiz

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Take the Prostate Quiz

 

Not at all

Less than 1 time in 5

Less than half the time

Half the time

More than half the time

Almost always

1.  Over the past month, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating?

 

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2.  Over the past month, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating?

 

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3.  Over the past month, how often have you found that you stopped and started again several times when you urinated?

 

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4.  Over the past month, how often have found it difficult to postpone urination?

 

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5.  Over the past month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?

 

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6.  Over the past month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?

 

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1 Time

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5 or more times

7.  Over the past month, how many times did you get up to urinate from the time you went to bed until the time you got up in the morning?

 

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                                                                                                         TOTAL SCORE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality of life due to urinary symptoms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pleased

Pleased

Mostly satisfied

Mixed

Mostly dissatisfied

Unhappy

Terrible

If you were to spend the rest of your life with your urinary condition just the way it is now, how would you feel?

 

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                                                                                                                               QUALITY OF LIFE SCORE:

How to use the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS):

Answer questions 1 through 7 and add up the numbers. 

If your score equals:
1-7: Mild              8-19: Moderate                20-35: Severe

If your score is moderate to severe it is recommended you discuss your symptoms with a Urologist.  However, if your urinary symptoms are bothersome to you, no matter what your score is, you should discuss your symptoms with a Urologist.  If you are looking for a Urologist, please contact the Physician Referral Office by email or call 215-710-5888.