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Benign prostatic hyperplasia – BPH Symptoms Checker

 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate is a disease in which the prostate’s cells increase in number. Sadly, that increase will translate into a bigger prostate that could interfere with urinating.

The prostate is a gland that has the size of a walnut and forms part of the male reproductive system. Its location is just in front of the rectum and nearby the bladder. The latter is the organ that stores the urine. This gland has a connection with the urethra, which is the tube that carries the urine from the bladder to the tip of the penis.

In BPH, a portion of the prostate gland that surrounds the urethra gets bigger. Hence, it narrows the urethra’s space available for the urine to be expelled out of the body. Of course, this situation could end in both incapacitating symptoms and life-threatening complications in the long run.

BPH is a common problem among male patients. It affects the quality of life of nearly one-third of men older than fifty years. Sadly, nine of every ten patients older than 85 years have some degree of BPH within their prostate.

Not every patient with BPH will develop symptoms. In order for that to occur, the prostate growing must obstruct the urethra. Similarly, when symptoms because of urethra obstruction appear, other diseases could cause them also. Therefore, it is necessary to rule out any possible underneath infection or even cancer.

This is a BPH Symptoms Checker. It gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

It is likely to know only through questions asking for symptoms and risk factors the possibility of someone having  BPH. This is because the symptoms tend to be very overt. And that is what this tool is all about.

This BPH symptoms checker aims to tell whoever uses it if their symptoms are because of this disease. However, it is important to note that several other conditions could prompt these symptoms too. So, this tool does not replace a complete assessment from a urologist.

Using this tool is free and would only take a few minutes. Through a few questions, it will identify people at risk of having benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Question of

    Are you a male over 60 years old?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you a male over 75 years old?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have obesity? (please search in google the “BMI formula,” and with your weight and height it will calculate you that diagnosis)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you feel the need to void constantly during the day? (in periods of less than 2 hours from each urination)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you feel the need to void constantly during the night? (It is the period between you lie in bed ready to sleep to the next morning)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    During these voiding episodes, do you void amounts of urine that are small?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Often, do you feel an urgent sensation for voiding because of a feeling of losing urine without control?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Often, do you have trouble initiating urination, which can be interrupted while urinating, or the stream is weak?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Often, do you have the sensation after voiding that your bladder is not empty? (Like if you still have the sensation of wanting to void because there is urine left)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Often, do you need to push yourself harder to initiate and maintain urination?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you feel that over time, the usual force that your urinary stream has have decreased?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Often, do you lose small amounts of urine that stain your cloth?

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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