The nurse is assessing a client who has benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). The nurse should ask the client if he has:
2. Flank pain.
3. Difficulty starting the urinary stream.
The symptoms of BPH are related to obstruction as a result of an enlarged prostate. Difficulty in starting the urinary stream is a common symptom, along with dribbling, hesitancy, and urinary retention.
Impotence does not result from BPH. Flank pain is most commonly related to pyelonephritis. Hematuria occurs in urinary tract infections, renal calculi, and bladder cancer, to name some of the most common causes.
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