Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are related to problems with storage and voiding of urine. The many causes of LUTS include abnormalities and dysfunction of the bladder, prostate, or sphincters. The prevalence of LUTS increases with age, with about 2/3 of men aged 60 years and older having symptoms, and half of them severe enough that may require treatment. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) include:
Storage (also referred as overactive bladder)
· Increased daytime frequency
· Nocturia (Increased night-time frequency)
· Urinary incontinence
· Slow stream (poor flow)
· Splitting or spraying
· Intermittency (interrupted flow)
· Terminal dribble
· Post-micturition dribble
· Feeling of incomplete emptying
Lower urinary tract symptoms can affect both men and women and we endorse education to dispel the stereotype that men have only obstructive symptoms whereas women have incontinence.
We can perform/provide all or part of the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms assessment, it is non invasive and includes symptoms questionnaire, examination, flowmetry, scan and urine test.