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How bad are your water works?

This simple form is used by urologists to gauge the severity of urinary symptoms. Its not perfect. but it is the best we have. To use it fill the form out by clicking on the little buttons. You will only be allowed one choice per question. When you have completed all seven questions click the calculate button. This will give you a score out of 35.

If you are coming to clinic or going to see your doctor it would be helpful if you could print the page out after having calculated your score. To do this simply click on the print icon at the top of you browser or choose File, Print from the browser menu.

Over the last month how often have you...
Not at all
Less than 1 in 5 times
Less than than half
About half
More than half
Almost always
Q1 Had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after urination?
Q2 Had to urinate again less than two hours after urinating?
Q3 Stopped and started several times when urinating?
Q4 Found it difficult to postpone urination?
Q5 Had a weak urinary stream?
Q6 Had to push or strain to begin urination?
Not at all
One time
Two times
Three times
Four times
Five times or more
Q7 During the last month how often have you had to pass water during the night, after going to bed and before getting up in the morning?

Your score =
What does it mean?




What about prostate cancer?

Despite what you read in the media, early prostate cancer is usually asymptomatic, i.e. the sufferer usually has no idea that they have the disease. Most commonly the symptoms of water works trouble, e.g. frequent trips to the lavatory, getting up at night etc,. are down to benign, non cancerous growth in the prostate gland. Please review the other pages in this section for a more full understanding.


Prostate Cancer

Waterworks Problems

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