Being Diagnosed With Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses benign prostatic hypertrophy diagnosis.

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Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses benign prostatic hypertrophy diagnosis.
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Featuring Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Being Diagnosed With Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds

As a patient you may have symptoms that you’re wondering about which may reflect benign prostatic hypertrophy.

Your physician will also go through a list of questions, and the International Prostate Symptoms Score Questionnaire can help identify these symptoms. These symptoms include a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, frequency of going to the bathroom several times during the day, intermittency of stopping and starting.

Urgency to go can be an important sign of benign prostatic hypertrophy, as well as a weak stream. As a patient, if you feel that you need to strain to go to the bathroom, or if you’re having several episodes of getting up in the middle of the night to go to pee, this is something that you need to talk to your doctor about, or to reach out to the International Prostate Symptoms Score to rate your symptoms.

Most importantly, benign prostatic hypertrophy can affect your quality of life, and that’s why we’re interested in how this affects your quality of life. As a patient helping your physician, urinary tract symptoms which we discussed are really signs of benign prostatic hypertrophy, however, you may have other symptoms including your bowels or including your chest or heart.

This is another reason why it’s very important you speak to your physician. If you have any questions or any concerns, it’s very important that you make an appointment to speak to your physician or local expert.

Treatments may vary according to patient and according to physician, so once again, make an appointment and speak to your physician.

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Ngui, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.