PATIENT INFORMATION

FIND YOUR BPH SYMPTOM SCORE

HOW SEVERE ARE MY SYMPTOMS?

The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire was developed to measure the severity of your BPH symptoms. Your score is not meant to provide medical advice or replace your doctor’s expert opinion and care. Only your doctor can diagnose whether you have BPH and assess your individual condition. There are other conditions that can cause urinary symptoms besides BPH.

The following is a series of questions that ask how often certain symptoms occur. To mark your response, click on the box that best describes your symptoms. When you have answered all 8 questions, click on SUBMIT, and your total score will be calculated.

 

This quiz helps assess the severity of your lower urinary tract symptoms.

Questions

  1. Incomplete Emptying

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

      Not at all Less than 1 time in 5 Less than half the time About half the time More than half the time Almost always
  2. Frequency

    During the last month, how often have you had to urinate again less than 2 hours after you finished urinating?

    • Not at all
    • Less than 1 time in 5
    • Less than half the time
    • About half the time
    • More than half the time
    • Almost always
  3. Intermittency

    During the last month, how often have you found you stopped and started again several times when you urinated?

    • Not at all
    • Less than 1 time in 5
    • Less than half the time
    • About half the time
    • More than half the time
    • Almost always
  4. Urgency

    During the last month, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?

    • Not at all
    • Less than 1 time in 5
    • Less than half the time
    • About half the time
    • More than half the time
    • Almost always
  5. Weak Stream

    During the last month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?

    • Not at all
    • Less than 1 time in 5
    • Less than half the time
    • About half the time
    • More than half the time
    • Almost always
  6. Straining

    During the last month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?

    • Not at all
    • Less than 1 time in 5
    • Less than half the time
    • About half the time
    • More than half the time
    • Almost always
  7. Sleeping

    During the last month, how many times did you most typically get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until the time you got up in the morning?

    • None
    • One time
    • Two times
    • Three times
    • Four times
    • Five or more times
  8. Quality of Life

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

    • Delighted
    • Pleased
    • Mostly satisfied
    • Mixed
    • Mostly dissatisfied
    • Unhappy
    • Terrible

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. SCHWARTZWALD

If you’re seeking an expertly-trained, board-certified urologist in the Boca Raton area, contact David Schwartzwald, MD today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Schwartzwald sees patients from Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Parkland, Kings Point, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach, and the surrounding area.