Flomax for kidney stones treatment

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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 n tn On Saturday I went to the emergency room for treatment of my 1st Kidney stone, it is now Tuesday and it has not yet passed. This is not an issue, yet.. The issue I have is that while I had an orgasm on Tuesday, I did not ejaculate any sperm. What could be the problem?
Avatar f tn My question is do any of you see a pain management dr for pain related to kidney stones? Ive gotten stones for the last 18 years but they used to come about anywhere from once or twice a year with one 3 year gap of no stones which was heavenly. Now since novemeber they seem to forming rapidly. Is this any indication that this may continue to be a frequent problem or could this just be a flukish year? My urologist doesn't seem to have any real idea so i was looking for personal experiences.
Avatar n tn Thanks for your update. I was searching for 7mm stones and your post is very helpful. Have you ever developed any more of them?
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 m tn Emerg visit this month showed (big surprise) on CT, two left kidney stones 2-3 mm, one in kidney and one between bladder and kidney. This is the first time CT has been done laying on stomach. If part of this has been kidney stones all along, why might I be getting severe abdominal bloat with these episodes? I have not passed stone yet (week 3) but put on Flomax 3 days ago and bloat seems to be reducing. Thanks for your suggestions.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The treatment for kidney stones depends on their size and what they are made of and also if they are causing pain or obstructing the urinary tract. Small stones usually pass through the urinary tract without treatment. It is good advice to stay well hydrated as that should prevent the stones from getting any bigger or new ones from forming. For kidney pain you may take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen or naproxen .
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 Before doing any surgical intervention, many doctors try conservative measures such as alpha adrenergic blocking agent ( Flomax, Uroxatral, terazosin or doxazosin), which acts to reduce the muscle tone of the ureter and facilitate stone passage. For smaller stones near the bladder, this type of medical treatment can increase the spontaneous stone passage rate by about 30%.
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 f tn This led to swelling of the kidney and infection. If I was you, don't wait for that thing to go into the ureter, it will hurt BAD! Believe me. They can break it up into small pieces so you can pass it more easily.
Avatar m tn Hello, sorry you have to deal with this. I have had kidney stones pass and will do my first lithotripsy soon. The blockage in your urethra is normal for a kidney stone, but usually that means the stone or even just a part of it has started moving down the ureter. They can give you flomax to relax and open your ureter to help it pass. I was under the impression they can do lithotripsy no matter where the stone is because it works with sound waves. Did they say they don't want to do that?
Avatar f tn I'm convinced Flomax helps in the passage of kidney stones. It's worth a try for you. I have had 8 episodes with a great deal of pain. The last 2 stones passed quickly and had much less pain vs. the previous ones due, at least in part, to the use of flomax at the onset of the pain. Good luck. Passing stones is no fun!
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 f tn Of course assuming a stent would be affordable and effective. Neither of which I know yet. Ugh. I hate kidney stones. Sorry for the novel, just a little frustrated I guess. Thanks for asking :). It's nice to commiserate with others who understand.
Avatar f tn IN TRUTH THE QUESTIONS I WOULD ASK WOULD BE BASED ON YOUR SYMPTOMS AND LEVEL OF NEED FOR TREATMENT OF EACH. AGAIN FEEL FREE TO TALK OPENLY HERE OR SEND ME A PM. I AM ALSO AN IC SUPPORT GROUP LEADER FOR MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS. WE HAVE A WEBSITE www.moarkic.com, though this is mainly for IC patients in our region there is a lot of helpful info on the site as well! let me know if I need any help!
187666 tn?1331176945 In people who do not pass kidney stone lithotripsy is the treatment of choice. It is indicated for stones 1 cm or less in the kidney and upper ureter. Contact your doctor if the haematuria is persisting. Persistent haematuria can lead to weakness, dizziness and hypotension. A medical evaluation is important. Best wishes and regards!
186606 tn?1263513790 also showed that use of tamsulosin or nifedipine reduced the need for re-treatment, as well as the recurrence rate of ureteral stones. The data were presented today at the 100th annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). FLOMAX is not FDA approved for indication of post lithotripsy management of ureteral stones.
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.
Avatar f tn I was at the ER all day yesterday with my first kidney stone and holy cow was that painful. I had a CT performed that showed 3 small stones inside my right kidney which are not bothering me but a 5mm stone in my left UVJ. the left also showing mild hydronephrosis which the ER doc says she would expect to find. she gave me pain meds and flomax and sent me on my way.
Avatar f tn He had a short term prescription for Flomax which helped him, but he did not pursue further diagnosis or treatment. He finally went to our GP about two weeks ago, and was referred to a urologist for kidney stones but when the PSA result came back at 59 he was re-referred due to that high score. Meanwhile, he finished 9 days of antibiotics for UTI and has been taking Flomax every day that our GP prescribed. He said after a day on the meds..."well, I can finally pee".
Avatar n tn For Flomax to work you have to take it daily for 14-30 days before you see any effect. As for the stones, they should be able to analyze the stone to see what the make up is of it. Urine cultures should be done to rule out any infection if one hasn't been done. Also they can look at your kidneys and bladder with ultrasound to see if there is anything blocking the way. The prostate is very tricky so you have to have that evaluated closely.
Avatar m tn Eating a high-protein, low-fiber diet, high vitamin D levels, overactive parathyroid glands, family history of kidney stones, kidney or urinary infections, Crohn’s disease all can cause kidney stones repeatedly. It is suggested to be screened for above mentioned disorders. Consult a nephrologist and take treatment as advised. The size and location of stone will help in deciding the exact course of management. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn For the times that I do have some control over my bladder I have been put on both Flomax and Detrol LA. The Detrol LA helps for the bladder cramping or over active bladder. I also use Buscopan when the cramping gets back. Perhaps you could discus this with your doctor to see if Detrol LA or Buscopan might be of benfit for you.
646318 tn?1261185094 There are many types of kidney stones. Most kidney stones are not uric acid stones. If you have a kidney stone you need to make it pass. To do that the best thing to do is drink plenty of water. So much that you are not even thirsty and your sick of water. Keep a water bottle with you all the time a sip it from time to time. The other thing to do is to stay active. Walk around keep moving. That will get the stone to move. Do you have a history in your family of kidney stones?
284078 tn?1282620298 I hope anyone who uses Topamax for any reason is fully aware of the serious risk of acute narrow angle glaucoma. I had read several articles about it but saw it firsthand last week. As usual on my quiet weekend off I got the dreaded call from the emergency room, again. This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions.
Avatar f tn im still new to this but ive managed to keep down the daily pain of my kidneys by taking blood pressure med as for stones ive only past four so far since june.
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