Lower urinary tract symptoms among Caucasian-European men who have sex with men: Findings from a real-life survey

L. Boeri, P. Capogrosso, E. Ventimiglia, A. Serino, G. La Croce, A. Russo, G. Castagna, R. Scano, A. Briganti, R. Damiano, F. Montorsi, A. Salonia

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BACKGROUND:Prevalence of and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) according to male sexual orientation have been scantly analysed. We aimed to assess the prevalence and severity of LUTS in a cohort of Caucasian-European men who have sex with men seeking medical help for uroandrologic reasons other than LUTS.METHODS:Data from 949 consecutive individuals in an outpatient setting were analysed. Severity of LUTS was measured with the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). Men with storage symptoms scored 1-3 and ≥4 (of 15), and voiding symptoms scored 1-4 and ≥5 (of 20) were considered as having mild and moderate-to-severe symptoms, respectively. For individual symptoms, patients with scores ≥1 were deemed symptomatic (according to Apostolidis et al. 15). Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models tested the association between LUTS and sexual orientation.RESULTS:Complete data were available for 213 (22.4%) men who have sex with men (MSM) and 736 (77.6%) heterosexuals (mean age (s.d.): 41.0 (12.2) vs 39.9 (12.1) years). Compared with heterosexuals, MSM reported higher rates of total IPSS scores suggestive of moderate (21.6% vs 20%) and severe LUTS (3.8% vs 2.4%) (P=0.004). Similarly, MSM showed higher rates of mild (48.8% vs 45.2%) and moderate-to-severe (39.4% vs 30.4%) storage symptoms (all P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-381
Number of pages6
JournalProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • Cancer Research

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