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Bladder obstruction

Bladder obstruction is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with bladder obstruction, 80% report having retention of urine, 46% report having symptoms of bladder, and 44% report having impotence. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of bladder obstruction are retention of urine, symptoms of bladder, impotence, frequent urination, symptoms of prostate, hesitancy, excessive urination at night, and bedwetting, although you may still have bladder obstruction without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with bladder obstruction often receive urinalysis, rectal examination, prostate specific antigen measurement, ultrasonography, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), insertion of catheter into urinary bladder, excision and nonoperative urinary system measurements .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with bladder obstruction include tamsulosin (flomax), finasteride (propecia), alfuzosin (uroxatral), dutasteride (avodart), tadalafil (cialis), terazosin, doxazosin, glucosamine, nifedipine, sildenafil (viagra), phenazopyridine (azo), vardenafil (levitra) and testosterone .

Tamsulosin (Flomax)
$65
(28 days)
Finasteride (Propecia)
$37
(28 days)
Alfuzosin (Uroxatral)
$98
(28 days)
Dutasteride (Avodart)
$97
(28 days)
Tadalafil (Cialis)
$295
(28 days)
Terazosin
$8
(28 days)
Doxazosin
$8
(28 days)
Glucosamine
$14
(28 days)
Nifedipine
$39
(28 days)
Sildenafil (Viagra)
$538
(28 days)
Phenazopyridine (Azo)
$5
(7 days)
Vardenafil (Levitra)
$94
(28 days)
Testosterone
$185
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for bladder obstruction include age 75+ years, sex == male and age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, age 15-29 years, and age < 1 years almost never get bladder obstruction.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
3.3x
75+ years
3.4x

Sex

Male
2.3x
Female
0.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.3x
Other
0.5x
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