Flomax how long to work

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Avatar m tn Has anyone here taken Flomax? If so, how well did it work for you? My Dr. prescribed it for me just today, and I haven't taken it long enough to tell if it's doing anything.
63984 tn?1385441539 With these techniques the complication rate is now only very slightly higher than normal. The problem FIS is unique in that it doesn't seem to correlate with how much Flomax, how long its been taken and even if it was stopped. Thus a man taking Flomax and finding it helps his enlarged prostate symptoms should not stop Flomax if he develops a cataract. Flomax does not cause cataracts or other eye problems.
Avatar m tn Prostatitis is usually not a side effect of use of flomax, indeed it can happen due to BPH, for which flomax is used as treatment. It would be better to get prostrate examination done by a urologist and take opinion for surgery for resolving these symptoms. Choice of antibiotics depends upon the kind of organism affecting the prostrate. Best.
Avatar m tn I used doxy for 4 weeks, didnt work for me either. I'm starting to wonder if this infection is actually indeed due to sex? Doesnt always have to be. Heavy lifting and extraneous exercise can result in tract infections and things of that nature. I started taking a healthy prostate vitamin and it seems to help more than antibiotics. Some of them are really expensive but I believe they work when antibiotics wont.
Avatar m tn I believe they have both moved from my kidney to my bladder and was wondering how long it takes to pass them through my urine once they are already in my bladder. These stones are 1mm and 2mm and also i was wondering to what extent the pain is going to be when i pass them?
Avatar n tn hi warney, do know how long will it take for a stage 4 patient to stage 5? and can a stage 4 patient be pregnant? isn't that too risky? thank you,.
Avatar f tn Each new symptom added another few hundred dollars to the imaginary doctor’s bill in my head, which meant that as things got worse, I had more incentive to pretend that I had some sort of temporary bug that would eventually go away. Then one day, I got up to go to work— at the time, I had a part-time job copyediting product labels and PowerPoint presentations—but I couldn’t make it out the door.
Avatar n tn Then Sunday, it was back at its worst again. Constantly feeling like I have to go to the bathroom. I'm in such discomfort trying to fall asleep, it takes me a couple hours!! So today I called the doctor again and told him how its not getting better and I wanted to see a Urologist. Does anyone have any indication to what I may have?
Avatar f tn The doctor gave me flomax and said to see how that went. The feeling did start easing up, but didn't go away. Week by week, the feeling eased more and more. This week (March 26) i can finally say on a scale of 1-10, my discomfort is a one!! But I received a phone call from my GYN earlier this week, who told me that the urologist in Atlanta thinks I need to see a neurologist for possible MS. I've done some reading about MS.
Avatar m tn Hope something can give me some relief to this feeling of having to urinate 24/7. I did mention the long periods of masturbation to the urologist and he doesn't think its nerve damage, but he thinks it could have in some way contributed to me getting prostatitis.
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Avatar n tn The flowmax isn't just going to magically make you pee... you need to give it liquids TO pee. Good luck to you. LMNO *Get your doctor to do a urinalysis and check for infection. Not being able to pee, or only 'drops' coming out is a clear sign of infection, at the very least.
Avatar m tn Please, I need some answer because I already into depression so I do not really what can be the right thing to do. My wife and my friends keep telling me do not worry how long the doctors said that is no cancer and they keep telling me that I have a head problem and everything is generating inside of my head.
284078 tn?1282620298 ) Her ocular pressure was actually only slightly elevated and with cessation of the Topamax, her pressure returned to normal in a day, while it took over a week for her vison to return to normal. It was extremely impressive the way the lens moved forward initially. After a week, the lens moved back to normal position and the eye looked completely different as if from another person. It was really something I will never forget.
Avatar n tn 2 litres, but when I pee I experience a pain in the right hip areaand I dont seem to pee much, on average about 250mL, although first thing in the morning its about 600mL, before I could pee about 500 - 750mL, I'm waiting for a response from my urologist, but in the meanwhile has anyone else had a BNI or have information on how long it takes for the bladder to regain it's normal capacity.
Avatar n tn Although physicians can prescribe it for other reasons if they think that it may work like to relax the muscles in the urethra. 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.
572651 tn?1333939396 So I am stopping the FloMax since it obviously did not work for me. She wants me to increase the self-cath routine to multiple times a day to see if that helps keep me out of the bathroom more than 45 minutes at a stretch. And this part I will post on the forum as well - she gave me literature on Interstim Therapy. Another fascinating procedure to read about - and this is also made by Medtronic, the pacemaker and pH monitor manufacturer. I think I should buy stock in their company!
Avatar m tn Hi, How long have you been taking advil? Advil has been known to worsen prostate enlargement. "People with heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, narrow angle glaucoma, or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland should not take this medication unless directed by a doctor" chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_details.asp?
Avatar m tn Condensed version: 60-year-old female, overall good health, long history of chronic UTI and hematuria Pain led me to ER on Dec. 26, where a 1-2 mm stone (Right proximal ureter with mild bilateral hydronephrosis) was discovered. Followed up with urologist a few days later. We agreed on pushing fluids, straining urine, etc. As of repeat CT scan today, Jan. 22, stone has not moved. Pain still comes and goes, but isn't disabling.
Avatar m tn You can try Flomax or Urotel and see how you respond to these agents which work at the bladder level. It would be better, however, to consult your urologist regarding a change in prescription in view of the side effects caused by the finasteride. Additionally, avoid prostate irritants like caffeine and alcohol, consume plenty of fluids, limit fluids a few hours before bed time, and avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time, especially on ill-padded surfaces. Do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn I've been researching the procedure (which I had done on an emergency basis 5 days ago) and wondering how long the gas bubble in my eye will remain. Can I speed up the absorption? I run and bike. Will that help? The doctor doesn't hang around much for discussion and all this hit me so fast I couldn't think of much to ask since my mind was in such a confused state (wondering why this happened I suppose). The Dr.
Avatar f tn They usually don't like to leave those permanent catheters in too long. They can end up adding to your problems. Hopefully you might be able to learn to drain your bladder at intervals during the day yourself - using an 'in-and-out' method. You only put the catheter in to drain the bladder and then remove it again until later in the day. There have been advances in recent years that make this more comfortable to do and less likely to lead to infection.
1616953 tn?1443839111 I'm not keen on any medical costs right now. I'm on a payment plan for surgery (Twice) on my feet. My BPH is getting worse and I'm pondering asking about TURP surgery. I took Flomax for 3+ years and other then a dose increase it all went ok until a little while ago.
Avatar n tn It has been over 5 months and I don’t want this problem to turn into a long term problem. This all began after that night. I used to work out very frequently with weights but I never had this problem before. Is it an infection? Did I damage anything? (Sex that night was very wild). If you need more information from me please let me know and I will be more than happy to explain.
Avatar m tn How long can it take for a stone to pass? 3. Anything I can do to expedite the process? 4. How much fluids should I consume? Please, advise...
Avatar f tn If you suspect kidney problem you need to get over see your urologist ASAP, and work with him/her to make sure you get this under control and see what can be done to prevent recurrence. Please go see your Dr.
Avatar f tn Which also indicated that the stone was still there. After some X-rays, the doctor said that it was very close fo my bladder. I asked how long would if take to pass, she said anywhere from days to even a week. I was also prescribed another pain med, Oxycodone. Again, on February 11, I had to leave work because I was in alot of pain. I spent all afternoon dealing with the pain and throwing up. I had taken pain meds but did not feel any improvement.
Avatar f tn Hi TC- Welcome to our chat fest! I agree with Sarah, that urinary issues are not necessarily limited to early MS. My urinary issues have been around for years, long before I knew I had MS and they are on my list of everyday MS symptoms. My issue is hesitancy. I can feel like I need to urinate but am unable to do so. It can take a while for me to start, and once I do I often don't empty my bladder completely. I manage my issues by taking Flomax, a drug intended to treat enlarged prostate.
686246 tn?1252428681 Hey all. Sorry it's been so long.. I lost my password and had to reset it. I was feeling great for a long while, but in August, I started going down hill.. I got really blocked, and had a catscan done. These were the findings I'm typing straight from the catscan report.. (anything that checked out normal, liver,spleen, pancreas, etc.. are left out. There are numerous calcifications at the corticomedullary junctions of both kidneys which are too numerous to count.