Taking flomax for kidney stones

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895634 tn?1283992810 Kidney stone often is hereditary so you should ask if any relatives also had kidney stones. Taking pain killers for the pain is not the proper treatment for kidney stones. Taking a pain killer to avoid the pain is not good medicine. It is masking the underlying condition which can be a serious one. A hepatologist is not an expert in kidney disease. They should refer you to a Urologist. A Urologist specializes in diseases and conditions of the kidneys and urinary track.
Avatar f tn I started taking it last year when I had 3 kidney stones that hadn't passed into my bladder yet. Those stones eventually had to be removed by surgery and I still am taking it. In fact, I take one capsule every morning and about a month ago I passed a small stone, with no problems, on my own. I can't say that Flomax helped or didn't help me with passing this most recent stone, but I do know that prior to taking it, I wound up in the ER with every stone I ever had over the past 30 or so years.
Avatar n tn I fear we are headed down the kidney failure path with all the damage the stones are causing. He is taking 8 pills a day for just kidney stones, and he still gets the stones. Now add in medication for bipolarism if that proves to be the case...
Avatar m tn I have recently been taking flomax for kidney stones two days ago. Last night when duing sexual intimacy when I orgasimed there was no semen at all! It feels like I am just busting off a big one but there is absolutely nothing! The same thing happend tonight. Me and my girlfriend are getting kind of worried. Is this a normal side effect? And if it is how long does it normally last?... I mean its not something that can cause serious or permanent damage is it? PLEASE HELP ME!
Avatar n tn I have been dealing with Kidney Stones for the past seven years. I have had lithotripsy 4 times to break up the stones. I have also passed several on my own. My first symptons that something is going on is that I have slight chills and severe diarrhea. It starts slow and within 2 hours it is pouring out of me like water. I then get abdominal pain and nausous. If I take a Vicotin soon enough after these symptoms start I can usually ward off throwing up.
Avatar f tn I went to a different dr this time and he gave me a urine test and they found the same thing, just a trace of blood, so he didn't want to put me on antibiotics again because he didn't know for sure what was wrong with me so he made me an appointment with a urologist and he also gave me a couple weeks of flomax for my symptoms just in case I had kidney stones.
Avatar f tn I do not want to waste any more of my time or money chasing for results. I am taking Motrin for the pain and a natural sleep aid so I can get to bed. I think I will accept that as good.
Avatar m tn 35 year old male in good health. no prior history of kidney stones. 5 months ago went to the er with severe pain on my right side. found 4 stones on the ct scan. passed 3 of the 4 within 2 weeks of the er trip. 5 months later and currently passing the 4th stone and its been 4 days of terrible pain. taking flomax, hydrocodone es and bactrum. still at a +2 amount of blood on the urninalysis. pain has moved from the upper part of my oblique to right above my groin.
Avatar m tn It was found that my stone was calcium based and I was told to avoid all dairy products as well as some fruit and veg. There are 4 different types of kidney stones. Unfortunately, once you have had kidney stones the chances of getting another one are much higher.
Avatar f tn I am a 26 year old female and I have been dealing with kidney stones for the past 9 years. I pass atleast 2 stones every month. Recently, I had SEVERE pain in my left flank and went to the ER. Had a CT scan done and it showed I had several stones in both kidneys. I was given morphine at the hospital and vicodin to take home.
Avatar n tn I appreciated his honesty on the matter and I'm passing it onto you because of your question. Also, taking Flomax will help you too in passing stones yourself.
Avatar n tn I passed the kidney stone now I started taking Magnesium citrate for kidney stone prevention? and where do I buy 10 mg of pyridoxine (vitamin B6)?
3183592 tn?1344634338 I squirmed around trying to find any relief, but nothing I did made a difference. I had treated hundreds of patients with kidney stones, but now, I realized, I was the one who was about to wind up in the emergency room. My wife drove me to the hospital where I worked, and I greeted the ER director miserably letting him know that I thought I had a kidney stone.
Avatar n tn Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn to see me in a week and told me to keep drinking lots of water ( until it looks almost clear) and sent me home with a new script for the Norco and Flomax. It's now been 72 hrs since any pain so I've only been taking the Flomax and drinking plenty of water w/ lemon. I'm anxious to get back to work and I feel fine right now, but I have a job where I can't afford to have a pain episode while on the job (driving a bus).
Avatar f tn I went to a different dr this time and he gave me a urine test and they found the same thing, just a trace of blood, so he didn't want to put me on antibiotics again because he didn't know for sure what was wrong with me so he made me an appointment with a urologist and he also gave me a couple weeks of flomax for my symptoms just in case I had kidney stones.
Avatar f tn I do not want to waste any more of my time or money chasing for results. I am taking Motrin for the pain and a natural sleep aid so I can get to bed. I think I will accept that as good.
Avatar f tn They can't see anything major on the CT's from the kidney stones...but i have been in constant pain for bout 3 months total now and i'm about to come out of my skin. I've had a bleeding ulcer in the last 6 months and gastric bypass in the last year and half, and so they have to be careful what they give me. Does anyone think this was caused by the kidney stone or herpes? i've also had a history of shingles but don't have any rash but this is in the same leg. Any ideas on what to do?
Avatar m tn I have been taking it for about 6 or 7 years for migraine control. Not any longer! The stones started showing up a year or so after I began it. I did the 24 hr urine test and they can tell you what type of stone you have and how to avoid them. Good luck to us all - we need it!
Avatar f tn In June, it moved to the side and didn't cause anymore pain, then started up again last week. He is still taking Flomax and straining the urine to see if anything else comes out. But, this time, in 2 weeks he's having another cat scan to see if it is still there. For you, did they find out, if anything, why your body makes the stones?
Avatar f tn I am a 60-year-old lady who has suffered for 38 years with kidney stones. I went to ER two days ago in pain with fever; and the good doc sent me home with pain pills and anti-nausia meds. He said the stone should pass within hours... but NO.. I am really sick. My joints are now filling with water (so swollen). My eyes are swollen. When is it time to bo back? Any suggestions appreciated. When I had 30 stones sthatl were too big to pass (at age 22), all they could do was major surgery.
Avatar m tn As I understand, Flomax is off-label for use in women to help passage of kidney stones by smoothing the muscles of the ureter, etc. I know exactly how you feel ... A 3.0mm stone has a high chance to pass on it's own, but the waiting is the hardest part. You've gotten terrific advice above.
Avatar m tn CT scan in April showed a 7mm stone at the junction of my kidney and ureter. I had lithotripsy on April 30th. It only took the 7mm to a 5mm. Urologists said to drink lots of fluids and let's wait three weeks for it to pass. Well, at the 3 week appointment, he said let's give it another 3 weeks to pass. In the meantime, he started me on flomax. I have been in so much pain the past 6 weeks. It comes and goes.
Avatar f tn I went to a different dr this time and he gave me a urine test and they found the same thing, just a trace of blood, so he didn't want to put me on antibiotics again because he didn't know for sure what was wrong with me so he made me an appointment with a urologist and he also gave me a couple weeks of flomax for my symptoms just in case I had kidney stones.
Avatar f tn I have no insurance and both of my kidneys are packed full of kidney stones, of different sizes. I did have one that large or larger several years ago. First of all as long as the stone remains in the kidney, it usually does not cause a problem. If it is or you have a chronic infection, then it needs to be treated. Otherwise it may stay in the kidney and never drop into the ureter. In that case, it can live there. I will die with many of my stones still in my kidney.
Avatar n tn Hi, all! I am looking for some advice for those of you who have experienced stones before. 3 months ago I had grossly bloody urine that cleared after two days (no pain) which I assumed was the result of an infection of some sort. Actually, at the time I didn't realize it was blood because it was the color of ice tea. The blood (and I mean really heavy blood in urine) returned about a month ago. It started as tea color and changed to deep blood red.
186606 tn?1263513790 Study Shows Use of Tamsulosin or Nifedipine Helps Patients to Clear Ureteral Stone Fragments Faster and Reduces Rate of Recurrence http://tiny.cc/nQwGq SAN ANTONIO, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a new study show that patients with ureteral stones who received either tamsulosin, sold in the U.S. as Flomax(R) (tamsulosin hydrochloride), or nifedipine were able to clear stone fragments faster than patients who did not receive either drug following shock wave therapy.
Avatar f tn This spring, I passed 3 years without having a stone, which for me is great! I used to get one or more a year. I also started taking a medication called FloMax prescribed for me by the VA Urologist and it seems to be working great, in conjunction with the bottled water. There is a generic brand for FloMax that is cheaper too. I'd sure look into getting on a daily FloMax regiment and watching what kind of water I was drinking. Oh yeah, as a non vegiterian, I'd also suggest a great big steak too!
Avatar n tn I am 45 yr old male with a history of kidney stones, both personally and in my family history. I've had 3 bouts with stones(calcium) over the past 8-10 years. The first two times the stones passed naturally, with emergency room visits. The third time I had stones, was in the beginning of 2007. My urologist said the stone was 1.2cm and was in a section of my kidney where it would never pass naturally. He suggested the Lithotripsy, which was done in March 2007.
679292 tn?1226547698 He has had the pain in the same Kidney for over 6 months. Unfortunately the insurance companies will no longer cover his kidneystone problems. There are some that will after a 12 month pre-existing condition period. We can't afford to have the stones removed. He began taking a product called Uriflow yesterday. We're hoping it will work. He is out of Flomax and just about out of his pain med. Is there anything you can suggest he try to get rid of this stone? We will try anything.