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BPH – Diagnosis



Basically you’ll mention to your primary doctor that you’re having some issues with urinary symptoms. Based on how comfortable they are managing it, they may or may not refer you to a urologist. If they refer you to a urologist, typically the first step will be to get a validated survey performed called the International Prostate Symptom Score. And basically what that test does is it enables the provider to take an accounting of all your symptoms and gauge how severe your symptoms are. Mild, moderate, or severe. Based on what category you fall into, may dictate what level of care your provider feels you need. The expectation would be that we would use those tests or tools so the expectation a patient should have after having some of these diagnostic tests is that their management can be better directed to address their symptoms and / or prevent worsening of symptoms.

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