Constellation of symptoms related to bladder or bladder outlet is defined as LUTS. These are sub classified as voiding and storage symptoms.

Voiding symptoms (related to difficulty in the flow and therefore to the bladder outlet) includes hesitancy (difficulty to start), intermittency ( intermittent flow), poor stream , sense of incomplete bladder emptying and at times terminal dribbling.

Storage symptoms (related to overactive bladder) includes day time frequency, nocturia (getting up often in the night), urgency (severe urge to go toilet which is difficult to control) and urge incontinence (involuntary passing of urine).Patient can do a self-assessment using an IPSS score sheet as well a OAB questionnaire.

These conditions are treatable using medications and if necessary surgical interventions.