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Urinary Concerns in Older Men (Mr. Thompson)

Urinary Concerns in Older Men (Mr. Thompson)

 Lisa Granville, MD, Niharika Suchak, MD, Florida State University
 Amit Shah, MD; Carol Howe, MD, MLS; Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH; Kathryn Callahan, MD; Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 2:33pm
Date Updated:  
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 2:33pm

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Mr. Thompson is a 70-year-old man who lives alone and is independent in his basic ADLs and IADLs. He comes to the office today asking for, “something to stop me from going so often.” Upon further questioning, it is revealed that he is not able to hold his urine for very long once he has an urge to void and he has to get up 3 to 4 times each night to urinate. Some days he notes he is tired because voiding interferes with his sleep. He wonders if this could be his prostate acting up. Several years ago, during a routine physical, his doctor mentioned that he likely had "BPH."

*Case formerly titled BPH & Polypharmacy





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Lisa Granville, MD and Niharika Suchak, MD, Florida State University. Urinary Concerns in Older Men (Mr. Thompson). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from:

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