Urination – difficulty with flow

Alternative Names

Delayed urination; Hesitancy; Difficulty initiating urination

Definition of Urination – difficulty with flow

Difficulty starting or maintaining a urinary stream is called urinary hesitancy.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 9/30/2009

Female urinary tract
Male urinary tract

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