Several men experience urinary symptoms such as a weak stream, getting up at night to pee and the sensation of not emptying the bladder as a consequence of an enlarged prostate, 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 get tested and to monitor symptoms.
Coloplast has made an online version available of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), which is a worldwide validated test for assessing urinary symptoms and thousands of doctors use it every day as a diagnostic tool. Urinary symptoms can become very bothersome and if severe, medical treatment is needed.
Take the 2 minute test and assess the severity of your urinary symptoms. If your test scores show to be moderate or severe, contact your health care professional. You may want to bring a report with your test score to your doctor for further discussions.
You and your health care professional can discuss whether it would be useful to take the test on a regular basis for self-monitoring during treatment to check if symptoms are becoming less bothersome (e.g. when taking medication or after a surgery).
Test your urinary symptoms now.