The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) can be used to measure the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms and to assess severity of symptoms in benign prostatic hypertrophy. This is a benign (not cancer) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia and BPH. and.
The IPSS is made up of 7 questions related to voiding symptoms. A score of 0 to 7 indicates mild symptoms, 8 to 19 indicates moderate symptoms and 20 to 35 indicates severe symptoms. It is a validated, reproducible scoring system to assess disease severity and response to therapy.
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