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An important part of diagnosing
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is your medical
It may help if you keep a diary of symptoms for a week or so before
your doctor visit. In the diary, record your symptoms, noting when they occur
and how severe they are. The diary should also include how often you urinate
during the day, how many times you get up to urinate during the night, and the
times you cannot hold your urine.
The doctor will ask questions about:
The doctor may give you a short questionnaire, such as the
American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index.
This is not used to diagnose BPH but to help you estimate the severity of your
symptoms and how much they interfere with your life.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJ. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
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