Lower urinary tract symptoms or LUTS is a common urology condition encountered by family physicians. It may indicate a problem in the prostate, bladder or urethra. Causes include benign prostate enlargement, infection, stones and cancer.
Due to the numerous organs and pathologies involved, the approach to diagnosing a lower urinary tract symptom in males can be daunting. Dr Ho has summarized the approach in a simple chart, which can be kept by side of the family physician as a quick reference. It is a guide to the relevant history, examination and investigations for management of lower urinary tract symptoms.
Dr Ho Siew Hong was invited to deliver an urology update lecture on the Approach to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. The main emphasis of this lecture was on the 'practical approach' by a family physician.
Family physicians practicing in the Serangoon area attended this Continuous Medical Education program which was held on 22 October 08 at Serangoon Garden Country Club.