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 Emptying

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

2. Frequency

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

3. Intermittency

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

4. Urgency

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

5. Weak Stream

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

6. Straining

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

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?

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?

How Severe Are My Symptoms?

Your IPSS Score:

Your IPSS Score

What your symptom score means:

Score

Symptom Severity

Mild: 0-7
Mild
Moderate: 8-19
Moderate
Severe: 20-35
Severe

Your Quality of Life Score

Your symptom severity score is mild. Call to schedule an appointment.

Your symptom severity score is moderate. Call to schedule an appointment.

Your symptom severity score is severe. Call to schedule an appointment.


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0

Not at all

1

Less than 1 time in 5

2

Less than half the time

3

About half the time

4

More than half the time

5

Almost always

Summary of your answers

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

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

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

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

5. Weak Stream
During the last month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?

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

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?

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?