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Difficult Starting Urination Right Away Symptoms & Causes

Understand difficult starting urination right away symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.

This symptom can also be referred to as: urinary hesitancy

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Contents

  1. 8 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

8 Possible Difficult Starting Urination Right Away Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced difficult starting urination right away. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection is an infection of the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infections are usually caused by infections by fecal bacteria.

Symptoms of urinary tract infections include pain with urination (dysuria), ...

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Bladder cancer

The bladder is a hollow organ with a muscular wall that stores urine until it is passed from the body. Bladder cancer refers to the out of control growth of cells within the lining of the urinary bladder. It is the sixth most common cancer among adults in the U.S.

Initial symptoms include bloo...

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Benign prostatic hypertrophy (bph)

The prostate is a gland in men that helps produce semen, the fluid that contains sperm. Over many years, the cells of this gland have a tendency to become enlarged (or hypertrophy). Fortunately, this enlargement is not itself dangerous. ...

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Friedreich's ataxia

Friedreich ataxia is a neurodegenerative movement disorder. This means that the nerve fibers leading from the spinal cord to the arms and legs are deteriorating. This results in great difficulty with anything involving movement and coordination, especially standing and walkin...

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Cauda equina syndrome (rapid-onset)

Although leg pain is common and usually goes away without surgery, cauda equina syndrome, a rare disorder affecting the bundle of nerve roots (cauda equina) at the lower (lumbar) end of the spinal cord, is a surgical emergency.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: lower back pain, back pain that shoots to the butt, back pain that shoots down the leg, leg weakness, thigh numbness

Urgency: Emergency medical service

Cauda equina syndrome (slow-onset)

Although leg pain is common and usually goes away without surgery, cauda equina syndrome, a rare disorder affecting the bundle of nerve roots (cauda equina) at the lower (lumbar) end of the spinal cord, is a surgical emergency.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: lower back pain, back pain that shoots to the butt, back pain that shoots down the leg, leg weakness, thigh numbness

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

Prostate neoplasm

The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum (end of the large intestine), and it makes the fluid that carries sperm. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is different from other cancers because small areas of cancer within the prostate are actually very common, especially in older men.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: frequent urination, waking up regularly to pee at night, painful urination, constant but weak urination stream, feeling of not getting everything out when urinating

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)

Painful bladder syndrome, also called interstitial cystitis or IC, is a chronic condition of pain and discomfort in the urinary system.

The cause is unknown. It may be an autoimmune disorder and is often found with fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, or vulvodynia (pain in the outer female organs.) Some researchers feel the condition may be linked to a history of abuse.

Painful bladder syndrome is more common in women than in men, but can happen to anyone.

Symptoms vary and may include pressure and discomfort in the lower abdomen; pain during sexual intercourse; bladder pain; and a frequent urge to urinate.

A medical provider should be seen for these symptoms, because painful bladder syndrome can interfere with quality of life and lead to depression.

Diagnosis is made through patient history; physical examination; blood and urine tests; and sometimes cystoscopy. Women may have a pelvic examination and men may have a digital rectal examination.

There is no cure specifically for painful bladder syndrome, so treatment involves addressing the symptoms and making lifestyle changes.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), depressed mood, pelvis pain, arthralgias or myalgias

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Difficult Starting Urination Right Away

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?
  • Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • About your diet, is it high in fat?
  • Has anyone in your family had cancer?

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Difficult Starting Urination Right Away Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced difficult starting urination right away have also experienced:

  • 8% Painful Urination
  • 7% Frequent Urination
  • 3% Sudden Urgency To Urinate

People who have experienced difficult starting urination right away were most often matched with:

  • 44% Bladder Cancer
  • 33% Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Bph)
  • 22% Urinary Tract Infection

People who have experienced difficult starting urination right away had symptoms persist for:

  • 35% Over a month
  • 27% Less than a week
  • 19% Less than a day

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.