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The prostate gland grows with age. Due to its location, this growth can cause urinary symptoms: weak stream, interrupted stream, "straining" (dificulty starting to pee), increased urinary frequency. Around 1/3 of men over 50 have symptoms attributed to BPH. The diagnosis is clinical but can, and should, be confirmed by exams: flow chart, PSA, IPSS, ureteroscopy/cystoscopy.

FREE prostate symptom score
Anatomia e localização da próstata / o que é a próstata
IPSS Score


Ideally made by the patient, himself, the sum of the first 7 questions gives an idea of the severity of the symptoms:


• 0 - 7 mild symptoms

• 8 - 19 moderate symptoms

• 20 - 35 serious symptoms


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