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Relationship between condom usage and lower urinary tract symptoms in sexually active young men

Author(s): Gürkan Çoban | Ergün Gürer | Serdar Kalemci | Candan Çiçek | Şöhret Aydemir | Necmettin Çıkılı

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 37;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 257;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Condom | LUTS | retrograde flow

Objective: The effect of condom usage on the presence and intensity of the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in sexually active young men was evaluated. Materials and methods: Seventy patients (35 were using condoms and the other 35 were not), who applied to our outpatient clinic with LUTS between December 2009-May 2009, who were sexually active, aged 18-45 years, and complying with study criteria were included in the study. Patients have been evaluated with anamnesis, physical examination, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire, 2-cup test, uroflowmetry, postvoid residual volume, and transrectal ultrasonography. Results: Mean age of the patients was 31.79±7.23 years, sexually active time was 123.29±74.03 months, and symptom duration was 31.23±32.29 months. Although condom usage has no significant effect on IPSS, urinating with strain, dysuria, frequent urination, nocturia; feeling of pain or discomfort during ejaculation was more common among condom users (59.6% vs. 40.4%, p=0.041). Mean uroflowmetry Qmax value was 20.80±1.95 and 15.83±2.56, in non-condom users and condom users, respectively (p
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