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Prostate symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Prostate symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had prostate symptoms?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. What prostate symptoms do you have?

    Why: e.g. urinary frequency, post stream dribbling, difficulty in starting to urinate, nocturia (woken by the urge to urinate at night), pain with urination, blood in the urine, incontinence of urine, inability to urinate, painful ejaculation, back pain.

  3. Are you in a monogamous relationship?
  4. If you are not in a monogamous relationship, do you always practice safe sex?

    Why: to help determine risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

  5. Past surgical history?

    Why: surgery to organs such as prostate, bladder or colon may damage nerves that interrupt the connection between the nervous system and the penis and cause erectile dysfunction.

  6. Medications?

    Why: Certain medications can cause symptoms of prostatism (including nocturia, urinary hesitancy, slow stream, terminal dribbling and urinary frequency) due to the effect of the drug on the bladder. Such medications include tricyclic antidepressants, anti-Parkinson agents, atropine compounds, hyoscine compounds, ventolin, atrovent and over the counter preparations for coughs and colds.

  7. Chills?

    Why: may suggest prostate abscess or acute prostatitis.

  8. Frequency and burning of urination?

    Why: may suggest acute or chronic prostatitis, prostate abscess or a urinary tract infection complicating prostate cancer or benign prostate hypertrophy.

  9. Symptoms of prostate cancer?

    Why: e.g. pain with urination, weak urine stream, urinary retention (unable to urinate), urinary tract infection, erectile difficulty, pain with ejaculation, symptoms of metastases (weight loss, bone pain, numbness or weakness in legs).

  10. Symptoms of benign prostate hypertrophy (enlargement)?

    Why: e.g. urinary hesitancy (difficulty in starting to urinate), loss of force and caliber of the urine stream, nocturia (woken by the urge to urinate at night), dribbling of urine after urination. May also have symptoms of urinary retention such as severe urgency to urinate, lower abdominal pain and inability to pass urine. May be complicated by urinary infection with burning on urination.

  11. Symptoms of acute prostatitis?

    Why: e.g. high fever, chills, low back pain, perineal pain (in front of the anus), urinary frequency, urinary urgency and poor urinary stream. May also have symptoms of urinary retention such as inability to pass urine.

  12. Symptoms of chronic prostatits?

    Why: e.g. lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, testicular pain, stinging at the tip of the penis with urination, urinary frequency and urinary urgency.

  13. Symptoms of Reiter's syndrome?

    Why: e.g. urethritis (painful urination with penile discharge), conjunctivitis (red painful eyes) and painful peripheral joints. Lesions on palms, soles, penis and mouth. 90% of those affected are male. Symptoms of prostatism (including nocturia, urinary hesitancy, slow stream, terminal dribbling and urinary frequency) may occur with urethritis.

  14. Symptoms of mumps?

    Why: e.g. primarily a disease of school age children and young adults. Starts with fever, malaise, headache and reduced appetite. This is usually followed by severe pain over the parotid glands (on the face, in front of the ear) with either unilateral or bilateral parotid gland swelling. May be complicated by prostatitis.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Prostate symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Prostate symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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