Take the IPSS Test

Take the test below to assess your degree of urinary symptoms. Please note that the presence of these symptoms may not necessarily indicate a prostate disorder.

Select an answer to each question and we will add up all the numbers to get the total score. The total runs from 0 to 35 points with higher scores indicating more severe symptoms. Scores less than seven are considered mild and generally do not warrant treatment.

 

1. INCOMPLETE EMPTYING
Over the past month, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating?







2. FREQUENCY
Over the past month, how often have you had to urinate again less than 2 hours after you finished urinating?






 

3. INTERMITTENCY
Over the past month, how often have you found you stopped and started again several times when you urinated?






 

4. URGE TO URINATE
Over the past month, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?






 

5. WEAK STREAM
Over the past month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?






 

6. STRAINING
Over the past month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?






 

7. URINATING AT NIGHT
Over the past 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?






 

YOUR RESULTS
By adding up the beginning numbers of each response, we've computed your symptom score to be:

 

How Do I Interpret My Score?

If You Received... Your Degree of Symptoms is...
1 - 7 Mild
8 - 19 Moderate
20 - 35 Severe

 

Your Bother Score

How Bothersome Are Your Symptoms to You? On a scale from 0 to 6, how would you feel if you had to live with your urinary condition the way it is now, no better, no worse, for the rest of your life?

0 Delighted
1 Pleased
2 Mostly Satisfied
3 Mixed
4 Mostly Satisfied
5 Unhappy
6 Terrible

 

What's the Next Step?

If your symptoms are moderate or severe or if your Bother Score is 3 or higher, we recommend further evaluation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

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