Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)
Overview by Mr Neil Barber
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are a very frequent issue for both men and women and unfortunately become more common with age. In men the most likely cause is developing obstruction thanks to non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland (BPH), however, the symptoms may also relate to problems with bladder function and this too may affect women. Therefore, typically, LUTS are described a...
Overview by Mr Richard Hindley
Typically when we evaluate someone with LUTS, we use the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) to guage the symptoms, along with a physical examination (including a digital rectal exam or DRE). In addition, we will generally do a urine test called a urinalysis. There are a series of other studies that may or may not be offered to a patient being evaluated for LUTS depending on th...