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American Urological Association (AUA) Symptom Index

Determine Your BPH Symptoms

1. Incomplete Emptying

Over the past month, often have you had the sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating?

2. Frequency

Over the past month, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating?

3. Intermittency

Over the past month, how often have you found you stopped and started again serveral times when you urinated?

4. Urgency

Over the past month, how ofter do you find it difficult to postpone urination?

5. Weak Stream

Over the past month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?

6. Straining

Over the past month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?

7. Sleeping

Over the past month, 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?

8. Life Satisfaction

If you were to spend the rest of your life with your urinary condition the way it is now, how would you feel about that?

Barry MJ, Fowler FJ, Jr., O’Leary MP, et al. The American Urological Association symptoms index for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The Measurement Committee of the American Urological Association. The Journal of Urology 1992; 148(5): 1549-57; discussion 64.

I have seen Dr. Gange for a number of years and developed the typical symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. During my annual urologist visit, Dr. Gange laid out my options. After doing some personal research, I elected to have the Urolift procedure performed by Dr. Gange on an outpatient basis.

The procedure was uncomfortable but not particularly painful compared to other surgeries I have had. Recovery was relatively quick and I was back at work after two days of rest.

I did experience some significant discomfort associated with urination but was counseled that I was not drinking enough water. Once I increased my consumption of water, most of the discomfort went away and I was back to normal after about two weeks.

In the wake of the surgery, the urgency to urinate has gone away. The interval between trips to the bathroom has lengthened significantly such that I usually get up to urinate only once each night and sometimes not at all.

Having talked with others who have had more drastic prostate surgery, I feel that the Urolift procedure was much less stressful and the results were as hoped for.