BPH Specialists in Boca Raton, FL
David Schwartzwald, MD has practiced for more than 30 years and is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Schwartzwald has been awarded the UroLift® Center of Excellence designation based on achieving a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System. In order to determine the severity of your BPH condition, Dr. Schwartzwald has provided a simple BPH quiz to understand your condition better.
The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire was developed to measure the severity of your BPH symptoms. Only your doctor can diagnose whether you have BPH and assess your individual condition. Take the quiz to learn more about your BPH condition today.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.2
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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