Flomax and surgery

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Hi, TURP involves resection of the prostate to reduce the excess prostatic tissue and following TURP, there should be no further need for Flomax. Flomax is an alpha-blocker and relaxes the sphincter muscles and aids smooth voiding of urine. If your husband has difficulty in passing urine due to relaxation problems at the sphincter, he can continue to take the Flomax if it has been so advised by his urologist. Any doubt with regard to medication is best addressed with the treating doctor.
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I always try to get the patients off Flomax if I can, but understand that sometimes they just can't do it and these patients usually do just fine having the surgery while on the Flomax. The key is to have a very skilled and experienced surgeon. This type of case can definitely separate the skilled from the unskilled surgeon because the degree of difficulty is much higher.
I've taken flomax for several years, and want to undergo cataract surgery. What should I expect? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/224322'>Cataract surgery and Flomax</a>.
Is there any new research and tactics for treating cataracts for men who have been taking Flomax for a decade. And where can I investigate "centers of excellence" for handling cataract surgery for me who have been taking Flomas for such a long period?
Ask your surgeon. Because of the way flomax behaves and hangs around we do not stop flomax on out patients just take precautions to keep the pupil dilated.
I had my last of two cataract surgeries with astigamism correction and Torec lens implants 2 months ago. I understand IFIS may occur during or post-surgery in patients already taking tamsulosin, which the surgeon needs to be aware of. However, I'm assuming it is safe to take Flomax 2 months after successful cataract surgery? Thank you.
Hi, I'm currently a few days short of 46 and have been using Flomax since about 1996. I had prostate and bladder surgery in 1995. Things were OK for a while but than started having problems urinating again. That was when the urologist put me on Flomax. I did not see a lot of change in the first 6 months or so, but than it was easier for me to urinate. In 1996 I was also diagnosed with a neurogenic bladder for which I use self catheterization. Without the Flomax I have to cath a lot more often.
Flomax doesn't cause problems after cataract surgery but during surgery (Floppy Iris Syndrome). So do take it. For men that have cataracts and are on or are put on Flomax do not stop taking Flomax or refuse to go on it. Most men on Flomax do not have floppy iris syndrome. As long as the surgeon know ahead of time the man is on Flomax special techniques can be used to deal with FIS.
He has a lot of sinus problems so takes Sudafed. Someone told him to stop this. His Dr. also tried him on Flomax and Uroxatral. The Flomax gave him slight headaches so he tried the Uroxatral. He started it yesterday and today he went into a full blown cluster. ( God, I hate that Monster) Do you know why it might be triggering his clusters. This is especially unnerving because he usually gets these headaches every 12 to 15 months and they last a month.
Both times I failed, and had to be recath’d The third test is coming up soon. I’ve been on Flomax/Tamsulosin and Finasteride for nearly 2 months now, My current catheter is 18 Fr Foley. I empty about 1500cc per day. But starting a few weeks ago I can also urinate, under control, OUTSIDE the catheter 25 to 50cc each time I feel the need to urinate. It’s not strong urge, but I do feel it. At those times all I do is sit down on the toilet and relax the (sphincter urethrae?
I'm on number 6 and take flomax...I have been having constant bladder spasms and now urinating around the tube of the catheter 4/5 times and the urine is not going into my bag much.....is the flomax causing me to urinate around the tube...or is this part of the bladder spasm...do I need to stop taking flomax...
How does Flomax affect cataract surgery. It's called Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) and in basic terms it can make the iris very loose and floppy so that it doesn't dilate well for the cataract surgery and often causes the pupil to un-dilate during the surgery. The floppy iris can billow about like a sheet in the wind, can get sucked up in the phaco-emulsification tip or squirt out of the surgical incision.
The surgery will often be more difficult and have a higher risk of complications but I do them every week and almost always have a very good outcome. Again it does depend a great deal on the skill and experience of the surgeon.
it's been about 5 days since cataract surgery done with the flap due to Flomax. he have a triple and blurry vision in the eye that cataract was removed, is it normal? Will it change? What should we expect?
I have taken Flomax for a week, and am very weary of the side effects. It effects my vision - I can feel it in my eyes. It dulls my brain, I can feel it in my head. It caused the ringing in my ears to get worse. I've had minor chest pain for a few days. All of these are on the list of side effects.
should I take Flomax BEFORE taking Cipro? I've heard taking Flomax and hour or 2 before will soften the prostate and allow the antibiotic to better penetrate the prostate? Does it matter if I take them in the morning or evening, or is the rule just be consistent? Thanks again.
Saw my primary MD today. He said that the Flomax relaxes muscles in the bladder and prostate, and the Avodart shrinks the prostate. He said that after a year or so, if the prostate has gone down and reduced the problems, they like to eliminate the Flomax, as it is no longer necessary. Long story short, I now have a prescription for Avodart alone. I realize that it may not reduce the surgery risk, but one less drug is a good thing.
Should I take them longer time, and are there any viable alternatives short of some type of surgery? And if surgery is needed, which kind?
I stopped taking any aspirin or related drugs at least a month before cataract surgery. Also stopped FLOMAX as well. Also, my BP is great and general health is great. I don't take any other drugs that would affect eye surgery in any way. In Jan 2012, I experienced PVD in both eyes. The floaters were so bad I was essentially blind. In Feb I had 2 vitrectomies, 2 weeks apart. The results were miraculous to say the least.
seemed pleased with the follow-up visit the day after surgery. I notice though that my vision is pretty hazy and the pupil is quite small -- much smaller than my other eye (not yet operated upon). I have taken flomax for about two years and the dr. was informed of this -- he did not indicate that it would be a problem. He did say that a drug was administered to shrink the iris. Is it possible that the drug simply hasn't worn off yet?
I had a bladder sling surgery on Nov. 26, 2007 and for three weeks, had to self catherize. The urogyn said that the sling was probably too tight and performed a second procedure to loosen it. It is more that a week and I still have to self -catherize. Whenever I get a strong urge sensation,I try to go on my own. I have to squeeze in my stomach and hold it for about a minute, and only about a tablespoon amount of urine comes-out. Then I self cath and get about 125 to 150 cc.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday 2007, I developed a visual disturbance in my left eye, as though I were looking through a white cloud. The following Monday, my ophthalmologist told me that I had a posterior, subcapsular cataract which, I'm told, is quite aggressive. I was told I was not a candidate for a multifocal lens, and was given a monofocal lens on 12/20/07. During the procedure, the IV sedation failed, as my IV had infiltrated and was not checked by the NA.
They're still trying to figure out if it is that since I apparently have a mild case of it. After the surgery they will take you to recovery and once you've awakened then your family can see you. Usually you awaken pretty quickly after the surgery. You'll be coherant and able to talk but may feel groggy and sleepy. With me, they had a catheter in so that I wouldn't have to leave the bed the first day. They also dosed me up pretty good with morphine.
my son has gone to the doctors and gave him flomax,antibotic,pain meds the pain is in the head of the penis when he urinates.
I stopped taking any aspirin or related drugs at least a month before cataract surgery. Also stopped FLOMAX as well. Also, my BP is great and general health is great. I don't take any other drugs that would affect eye surgery in any way. In Jan 2012, I experienced PVD in both eyes. The floaters were so bad I was essentially blind. In Feb I had 2 vitrectomies, 2 weeks apart. The results were miraculous to say the least.
I've been taking Avodart for over a year. Should I stop taking Avodart and wait awhile before cataract surgery or will the informed Dr be able to work with my eyes? I've never taken Flomax and have heard the warnings from the commercial and read about Flomax. I'm concerned about any complications. I'm also pretty active. Can I still swim after surgery and what are the chances of the lens shifting or coming loose?
Was in agony and went back to the doc daily. I week after surgery went to doc and he gave me Detrol LA and the stuff that turns your urine orange as well as said to take advil 3x a day. He said this should help me get through the night. By midnight I was in a full anxiety attack because I couldn't void at all and felt like I needed to go. Had to go to the ER and new cath put in. There was 300cc in bladder. Very depressed at this point, really upset. Went back to doc next afternoon.
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