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Hesitancy

Also known as Hesitancy, Urinary Hesitancy, and Difficulty in starting to pee

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

What causes it?

The most common causes of hesitancy are benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph), urinary tract infection, and bladder obstruction. Other possible causes, such as cystitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hesitancy often receive urinalysis, pelvis exam, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract, prostate specific antigen measurement, rectal examination, insertion of catheter into urinary bladder and ultrasonography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hesitancy include tamsulosin (flomax), ciprofloxacin, alfuzosin (uroxatral), glipizide, dutasteride (avodart), doxazosin, tolterodine (detrol), phenazopyridine (azo), penbutolol (levatol), nateglinide (starlix), oxytocin, aprepitant (emend) and iohexol (omnipaque) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hesitancy include age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get hesitancy.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
2.5x
75+ years
1.4x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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