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Your Difficult Starting Urination Right Away May Also be Known as:
Hesitancy
Hesitate when peeing
Hesitate when urinating
Urinary hesitancy

Top 4 Difficult Starting Urination Right Away Causes

  1. 1.Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Bph)

    The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body. As men age, their prostate grows bigger. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. An enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most men will get BPH as they get older. Symptoms often start after age 50.

    You should visit your primary care physician who may coordinate care with a specialist called a urologist. While some prescription medication may be used, no treatment is also an option. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your physician may choose to wait and follow-up if symptoms worsen.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sudden urgency to urinate, waking up regularly to pee at night, frequent urination, constant but weak urination stream, feeling of not getting everything out when urinating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Friedreich's Ataxia

    Friedreich's ataxia (also called FA or FRDA) is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    hearing loss, difficulty walking, constant walking difficulty, sudden urgency to urinate, trouble swallowing
    Symptoms that always occur with friedreich's ataxia:
    constant walking difficulty
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.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.

    Call 911 immediately for an ambulance.

    Rarity:
    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
  4. 4.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.

    You need to seek immediate care at an Emergency Room.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain that shoots to the butt, leg weakness, thigh numbness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Difficult Starting Urination Right Away

  • Q.Has your difficulty urinating gotten better or worse?
  • Q.How difficult is it to start or stop urinating?
  • Q.Is your trouble urinating constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long have you had difficulty urinating?

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Difficult Starting Urination Right Away Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 5% Vaginal Discharge
    • 5% Leaking Urine
    • 5% Less Than Normal Urination
  • People who have experienced difficult starting urination right away had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Over a Month
    • 29% Less Than a Week
    • 16% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced difficult starting urination right away were most often matched with:

    • 1% Cauda Equina Syndrome (Rapid - Onset)
  • 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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