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Symptoms associated with the lower urinary tract in men are often due to enlargement of the prostate but can be caused by a number of other reasons.
Lower urinary tract symptoms can be divided into: voiding or emptying symptoms; including decrease in the flow rate of the urine; intermittency, stop and starting again whilst urinating; a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder; straining or hesistancy / delay in starting to empty the bladder.
Urinary tract symptoms can also be due to difficulty storing urine within the bladder. These storage symptoms can be the need for the bladder to empty frequently during the day or at night time (nocturia). The need for the bladder to empty in an urgent manner giving little time to get to the toilet or postpone urination.
Your urologist may want to objectively quantify your symptoms using the International Prostate Symptoms Score (I-PSS). Click here to download this form.
If you have any concerns in this regard please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Forbury Clinic and we can put you in contact with Mr Philip Charlesworth or Mr Adam Jones, consultant urological surgeons with a sub-specialty interest in prostate cancer, diagnosis and treatment.
Please contact us if you require further information or would like to book a consultation.