Men who have an enlarged prostate may experience urinary symptoms such as a weak urine stream, the need to get up in the middle of the night to pee, and/or the feeling that they cannot fully empty their bladder – a symptom also referred to as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). In most cases, an enlarged prostate is not dangerous nor cancer related, but it is important to have it tested and to monitor your symptoms.
Coloplast has developed an online version of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) test. The IPSS is validated worldwide as a means of assessing urinary symptoms. Many health care providers use it every day as a diagnostic tool. Urinary symptoms can become very bothersome and if severe, medical treatment is needed.
Take the two minute test and assess the status of your urinary symptoms. If your test scores are moderate or severe, we suggest that you contact your health care provider to have further tests taken and to see if further attention or treatment is necessary.
You might find it useful to use this test to your doctor appointments and use the results in discussion about your symptoms with your doctor. You and your health care provider may also decide to use the tool for self-monitoring during treatment as a way to check if symptoms are becoming less bothersome (e.g. when taking medication or after surgery).
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