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International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS)
Original Description and Validation of this Scoring System

To calculate your voiding symptom severity, make a response (by clicking on one response box) for each of the 7 questions below. After responding to all 7 questions, click on "Calculate." Note the total symptom score and read the commentary at bottom.

During the last month or so how often have you...
Not at all Less than 1 time in 5 Less than 1/2 the time About 1/2 the time More than 1/2 the time Almost always
1. had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after urinating?
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2. had to urinate again less than two hours after you have urinated?
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3. how often have you stopped and started, serveral times when you urinated?
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4. found it difficult to postpone urination?
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5. had a weak urinary stream?
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6. had to push or stain to urinate?
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During the last month...
None 1 time 2 times 3 times 4 times 5 times or more
7. 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?
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Total Score

Response Suggestions
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