The term "lower urinary tract symptoms," or LUTS, is nonspecific. It has been used as a general term to refer to any combination of urinary symptoms or as a more specific term to refer to those symptoms primarily associated with overactive bladder (frequency, urgency, and nocturia). An international consensus conference identified LUTS to include symptoms relating to storage and/or voiding disturbances common among aging men . This is sometimes called male LUTS or MLUTS. This topic will review the symptoms, etiology, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction in men.
Discussions of incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and nocturia are presented separately.
●(See "Urinary incontinence in men".)
●(See "Approach to women with urinary incontinence".)
●(See "Treatment and prevention of urinary incontinence in women".)