Hypotonic detrusor

Table 8.2. IPSS Symptoms Score

Over the Past Month or So

Not at all

Less than one time in 5

Less than half the time

About half the time

More than half the time

Almost always

How often have you had a sensation of not 0 1

emptying your bladder after you finished urinating?

How often have you had to urinate again 0 1

less than 2 hours after you finished urinating?

How often have you found you stopped 0 1

and started again several times when you urinated?

How often have you found it difficult to 0 1

postpone urination?

How often have you had a weak urinary 0 1


How often have you had to push or strain 0 1

to begin urination?

How many times did you most typically 0 1

get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until you got up in the morning?

Quality of life due to urinary symptoms:

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?

Total IPSS score = (out of 35)

• 8-19 moderate symptoms

0 = delighted

1 = pleased

2 = mostly satisfied

3 = mixed (equally satisfied and dissatisfied)

4 = mostly dissatisfied

5 = unhappy

6 = terrible

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