Suprapubic pain

Also known as Pain over bladder and Suprapubic pain

Suprapubic pain 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 suprapubic pain are urinary tract infection, cystitis, and kidney stone. Other possible causes, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph), are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with suprapubic pain, 37% report having painful urination, 29% report having frequent urination, and 28% report having back pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with suprapubic pain often receive urinalysis, pelvis exam, standard pregnancy test, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology), ultrasonography, insertion of catheter into urinary bladder, rectal examination and endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with suprapubic pain include ciprofloxacin, nitrofurantoin, phenazopyridine (azo), solifenacin (vesicare), trimethoprim, pentosan polysulphate sodium (elmiron), methenamine / sodium phosphate, monobasic, cefixime (suprax), caspofungin, bethanechol, hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate, sodium phosphate and phenazopyridine / sulfisoxazole .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for suprapubic pain include age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
0.6x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
1.8x

Sex

Male
0.4x
Female
1.4x

Race/Ethnicity

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