The American Urological Association symptom index is used to determine the severity of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Please answer the following questions based upon your experience over the past month. Click “Analyze” to review your score. The total score runs from zero to 35. Higher scores indicate more severe symptoms. Scores less than seven are considered mild and generally do not warrant treatment. Regardless of your score, if your symptoms are bothersome, you should consult with your doctor.

Prostate Symptom Score


In the past month:

How often have you had the sensation of not emptying your bladder?
How often have you had to urinate less than every 2 hours?
How often have you stopped and started again several times when you urinated?
How often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?
How often have you had a weak urinary stream?
How often have you had to strain to start urination?
How many times did you typically get up at night to urinate?
If you were to spend the rest of your life with your urinary condition just the way it is now, how would you feel about that?
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McVary, K.T., Roehrborn, C.G., Avins, A.L., Barry, M.J., Bruskewitz, R.C., Donnell, R.F., Foster, Jr., H.E., Gonzalez, C.M., Kaplan, S.A., Penson, D.F., Ulchaker, J.C., Wei, J.T.: American Urological Association Guideline: Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Revised, 2010.

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Prostate Symptom Score


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The names "American Urological Association, Inc.," "AUA," "UROMART," and the AUA logo, are each registered trademarks of the American Urological Association, Inc., and may not be used by any other party without express written permission of the American Urological Association, Inc. All materials posted on this Website are likewise subject to copyrights owned by the American Urological Association, Inc. or by the American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc., or by other parties and used with permission. These materials may not be reproduced, retransmitted or hyperlinked without express written permission of AUA's authorized representative.


McVary, K.T., Roehrborn, C.G., Avins, A.L., Barry, M.J., Bruskewitz, R.C., Donnell, R.F., Foster, Jr., H.E., Gonzalez, C.M., Kaplan, S.A., Penson, D.F., Ulchaker, J.C., Wei, J.T.: American Urological Association Guideline: Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Revised, 2010.

American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc., ©2010.

No Symptoms

Your score is 0, indicating that you have no BPH symptoms.

Regardless of your score, if your symptoms are bothersome, you should consult with your doctor. Find a physician that specializes in BPH treatment near you 

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Mild

Your score is 7 or less, indicating that you have mild BPH symptoms that generally do not warrant treatment.

Regardless of your score, if your symptoms are bothersome, you should consult with your doctor. Find a physician that specializes in BPH treatment near you 

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Moderate

Your score is 8-19, indicating that you have moderate BPH symptoms. Contact your physician to discuss your symptoms and possible treatment options.

Regardless of your score, if your symptoms are bothersome, you should consult with your doctor. Find a physician that specializes in BPH treatment near you 

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Severe

Your score is 20-35, indicating that you have moderate BPH symptoms that generally do not warrant treatment. Contact your physician to discuss your treatment options.

Regardless of your score, if your symptoms are bothersome, you should consult with your doctor. Find a physician that specializes in BPH treatment near you 

Find out more about BPH symptoms and treatment