Difficulty starting or maintaining a urinary stream is called urinary hesitancy.Alternative Names
Delayed urination; Hesitancy; Difficulty initiating urinationConsiderations
Urinary hesitancy affects people of all ages and occurs in both sexes, but it is most common in older men with enlarged prostate glands.
Urinary hesitancy usually comes on gradually. It sometimes goes unnoticed until urinary retention (complete inability to urinate) produces distention and discomfort in the bladder.