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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.

1. INCOMPLETE EMPTYINGOver the last month, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating?
2. FREQUENCYDuring the last month, how often have you had to urinate again less than 2 hours after you finished urinating?
3. INTERMITTENCYDuring the last month, how often have you found you stopped and started again several times when you urinated?
4. URGENCYDuring the last month, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?
5. WEAK STREAMDuring the last month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?
6. STRAININGDuring the last month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?
7. SLEEPINGDuring 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?
8. QUALITY OF LIFEDuring 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?