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The severity of lower urinary tract symptoms is increased in patients with premature ejaculation among aging Korean men

  • Jae Hwi Choi1
  • Min Ho Lee1
  • Sin Woo Lee1
  • Chun Woo Lee1
  • Seong Uk Jeh1
  • See Min Choi1
  • Sung Chul Kam1
  • Jeong Seok Hwa1
  • Jae Seog Hyun1

1Department of Urology, Gyeongsang National University and Hospital, 52727 Jinju, Korea

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.004 Vol.17,Issue 2,April 2021 pp.55-63

Published: 08 April 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Jae Seog Hyun E-mail:

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Introduction and objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) between patients with and without premature ejaculation (PE).

Materials and method: The relationship between the severity of LUTS and PE was investigated among 825 male subjects, who underwent medical check-up between July 2013 and July 2018 in our hospital. PE was defined by self-reported intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT). The severity of LUTS was determined by international prostate symptom score (IPSS), overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS), transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS), and uroflow rate. A total of 825 subjects were classified into three groups: PE-group (N = 60), Self-reported PE-group (N = 353), and Non-PE group (N = 412).

Results: In comparison analysis involving the two groups, the PE-group and the Self-reported PE-group were analyzed to be statistically significantly higher in IPSS items and OABSS items, compared to the Non-PE group (P < 0.05). This showed the same results in the univariate analysis (P < 0.05). Multivariate analysis conducted with the PE-group versus the Non-PE group, and the Self-reported PE-group versus the Non-PE group, revealed significant differences in the values of total IPSS (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Comparison between the PE-group, which included the Self-reported PE-group, and the Non-PE group suggest that the severity of LUTS was comparatively higher in the PE-group. Thus, it is thought that being associated with or without PE may be a significant factor to consider, which affects LUTS severity.


Lower urinary tract symptoms; Severity; Premature ejaculation

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Jae Hwi Choi,Min Ho Lee,Sin Woo Lee,Chun Woo Lee,Seong Uk Jeh,See Min Choi,Sung Chul Kam,Jeong Seok Hwa,Jae Seog Hyun. The severity of lower urinary tract symptoms is increased in patients with premature ejaculation among aging Korean men. Journal of Men's Health. 2021. 17(2);55-63.


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