Renal Question #18


The nurse is caring for a client with early signs of benign prostatitis hyperplasia. During the health interview, the client states he has which characteristic sign of benign prostatitis?


  1. Urinary retention.
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  2. Stress incontinence.
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  3. Nocturia.
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  4. Decreased urine stream.
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Decreased urine stream is a sign of benign prostatitis hyperplasia. Decreased force of the stream usually occurs early followed by dribbling forced stream. The other selections may be present later as the condition progresses. The condition can lead to urinary obstruction, which may be manifest in signs of incontinence, retention and nocturia (which are all later symptoms, not early signs as indicated in the question).

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