Side effects of flomax in men

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Avatar f tn Needless to say, I found this to be disconcerting, and discovered (through onling research) that a decrease in semen production was a common side effect of Flomax. But, I kept on using this combination hoping things would improve with the semen. Needless to say, after approximately 3 weeks, I had the same experience, but this time followed by pain in my lower abdomen (during the end of orgasm sensations).
284078 tn?1282620298 The study out of Canada collected data on over 96,000 men who had cataract surgery. The higher risk of complications was found in the men taking Flomax within14 days of the surgery, but not in men taking other medications for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia.) The complications noted included retinal detachment, lost lens fragment, infection and inflammation. How does Flomax affect cataract surgery.
Avatar m tn If you experience side effects or if you plan to discontinue it, it is best that you discuss this with your doctor, who knows your medical history and the management plan of your condition. Side effects of proscar include trouble getting or keeping an erection, decrease in sex drive, decreased volume of ejaculate, and ejaculation disorders. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Uroxatral is a similar drug that may be as effective as regards voiding but has a much lower incidence of this untoward effect. Also, check out the untoward effects (side effects) of each of his medications, in particular his blood pressure meds, and see if one of these needs to be changed. Good luck! S.A. Liroff, M.D.
Avatar m tn Switch to other medication that does not have prostate side effects. Rule out prostatitis with your urologist. Drink plenty of fluids, in excess of 2000 ml. Increase intake of natural Vitamin C. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Avatar m tn http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flomax-side-effects.html). If it persists, it is best that you inform your doctor about this also for proper management. A change of medication or dosage may be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Dizziness, unusual weakness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, or runny nose, fainting, vision changes, sexual problems (difficulty ejaculating, decreased interest in sex), fast heartbeat etc are the usual side effects of flomax. But they can rarely develop after such a prolonged use. Consult a urologist for further help. Best.
Avatar n tn I'm about to research the psychological connection to the passion which arouses us in order to discover how the physiological effects of ejaculation tie in. You are all seeing how ejaculation takes on different forms. No one is seeing it after masturbation. I don't even like masturbation, but the circumstances require that we test ourselves. I'm like the rest of you. No blood after masterbation.
Avatar n tn Then, when I look at the opening, it has what looks like grooves in the side of the opening that appear to start at the tip of my urethra and go back into the penis, paralell to my shaft. Looks like some sort of inflammatory process, but my urinalysis showed no leukocytes, which I thought were an inflammation marker. Ugh. There's gotta be some sort of cure. I also have noticed that I have cysts in some of my tubes in the groin area. Maybe I have some sort of blockage.
1415321 tn?1306973553 I felt a weird pressure on the left side of my abdomen and a fluttery sensation just on the left side of my lower abdomen. I also noticed lots of pain in my lower back, and lots of abdominal bloating no matter what I ate, what time I ate or just in general. At first It thought of gallstones, then of appendicitis, kidney stones, liver problems but I never tied it to my ovaries.
Avatar m tn It is not the cause of it. Stress and adrenaline are normal effects in the body, but the result of whatever caused this injury shows up now, with this as its trigger in part. Before this condition existed, it simply didn't exert change on the penis that much before, so nobody noticed it that much. I think everyone can probably relate to stress causing an erectile issue, but it is usually short-lived...not persistent. 3.
Avatar n tn I have had the warm sensation in the back/side of my upper right thigh for about 5 days now. It lasts for about 3/4 sec's then goes away. The first day it happened twice and now it happens frequently throughout the day (8-12 times). I do have health insurance and plan to make an appointment tomorrow. I will let you know the outcome of my visit.
5856747 tn?1403352282 An example of this is Cialis and since Cialis is also used in the management of erectile dysfunction, in older men it may often be used to kill two birds with one stone! • 5-alpha reductase or Finasteride. This drug has the capacity to reduce prostate bulk be about 25% and thus relieve the symptoms of prostate disease. But since it obliterates testosterone levels to near zero it carries with it many demasculating side effects.
186606 tn?1263513790 Just be aware about some of the side effects such as getting dizzy when standing up suddenly. I took Flomax briefly and experienced it the first couple of days. It's due to a temporary reduction in blood pressure and therefore the blood pressure warning. I assume someone with very low blood pressure might have a problem.
Avatar n tn Alpha blockers relax the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, easing the flow of urine in about 70% of men with BPH. Doxazosin and terazosin both can lower the blood pressure. The newest alpha blockers , flomax, and alfuzosin, are less likely to affect the blood pressure. Unlike the alpha blockers, finasteride actually shrink the prostate gland. Unfortunately, they take many months to work and are likely to help only men with rather large glands.
Avatar m tn Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and retrograde ejaculation are 2 other possibilities. In men, the most common source of the infection is the prostate gland (prostatitis). Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn Retrograde ejaculation is responsible for about 1% of all cases of male infertility in the United States. Treatment Most men who have retrograde ejaculation do not need specific treatment. If the condition is a side effect of medication, your doctor may be able to switch you to a different drug that does not cause the problem. In other men, all that is needed is reassurance that retrograde ejaculation is not a serious medical problem and that it is not a sign of a serious condition.
Avatar m tn Have been given Flomax, but afraid to use because I already have low blood pressure and am a woman. It's not approved by the FDA for use in women. Did you have side side effects from the Flomax? And how was the stent? That scares me. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Erythomycin is the more commonly stated drug of choice, but it is less effective and has a higher profile of side effects. ************************* Do I think that's what you have? Not necessarily. But you could. Is it worth it for you to get tested? That's up to you. Most doctors don't even know about these tests, so it will be hard to find someone who will listen to you.
Avatar n tn Since that time other medications were required, like Cymbalta, Flomax, and a Statin among others. Almost every med has the same side effect of either gaining or losing weight. In my case, like so many others here was gaining. In order to meet my personnel challenge of maintaining 40mg, I need to switch to either the Duragesic patch or Oxicontin. Although they are part of the narcotic family, I have bad side effects with Oxicontin and more so with the patch.
Avatar n tn My Urologist never said one word to me about the possibility of RE until my one week post op appointment, which was today.Though a change in ejaculations was listed as one of the potential side effects of the procedure in the pre-OP paperwork, it certainly not addressed in detail. Like I said, I should have done my research and asked questions. I am a gay man and ejaculations are a big part of my sex life. I too feel like I won't want to live if RE ends up being the case for me.
Avatar m tn I had the surgery in October of last year and my recovery was longer than normal. That is probably because my urologist (who performed the surgery) did not take me off the Flomax until about a month after the operation. After stopping the Flomax, my urinary continence improve greatly. I had much more control with my urination and was only getting up to urinate during the night once, if at all.
Avatar n tn Retrograde ejaculation is when the ejaculate goes into the bladder instead of coming out the tip of the penis. The mechanism of action of Saw Palmetto SP is unknown, so I am not in a position to comment if retrograde ejaculation is a possible cause of your symptoms or not. The literature does state that SP appears to be well tolerated with little or no side effects. There are multiple brands of saw palmetto with different concentrations.
Avatar n tn but to my surprise we actually laughed at the situation we were in, seeing it as more a funny situation than an 'issue' to overcome, and it suddenly became a much less daunting task to overcome as we were moving through it together with absolutely no weight on either of our shoulders and with the feeling of having all the time in the world! 1 hour later, the same night, we had sex. great sex! all the way thru! it was the most relieving feeling for both of us. we had sex 4 times that night alone!
Avatar f tn I went to the ER two weeks ago with severe pain in my right side from kidney stones. Before this, I had managed to stay out of the ER for a year. Anyways I have always been honest with them and told them I was taking Methadone for an opiate addiction. I was treated awful. All they would give me for pain is Toradol, which does nothing for me. They done a CT and it showed a 5mm stone stuck in the left ureter. They also done a drug test on me.
Avatar m tn The pain will be unilateral in constant, however suddenly on a day it will shift from one side to the other side. During this time, the pain in the original side will be absent or reduce for many of them, however it will come back to its original side after few days. Have you read this book "A headache in pelvis"? Surgery should be a lost option, however it will still not work if in case it is CPPS.
Avatar n tn ============================================= Dear Miriam, One of the potential side effects of a prostate biopsy is the inability to urinate afterwards. This is referred to as urinary retention. It is not very common after prostate biopsy, but it does happen from time to time. As men age they tend to become prone to urinary retention due to an enlarged prostate and a less effective bladder, among others.
Avatar n tn A doctor at a hospital in Bangkok without ever informing my father what the possible side effects of Zometa (bone pain relieving medication) could be administered it to my father. He was 74 years old. My father suffered renal failure, had to undergo dialysis and then had a ureteral stent inserted. He already underwent a replacement of the first stent. However, he has been passing a lot of blood in his urine. He will be going for blood transfusion due to him becoming anemic.
Avatar m tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. Pain after stent removal can be due to recurrence of stones, stricture in the ureter or inflammation. I would suggest that you get a ultrasound done to check the possibilities. In case of stricture immediate action needs to be taken to prevent scarring. I would suggest that you visit your urologist and discuss the above mentioned possibilities for further advise. Best.
Avatar m tn I believe is important for you to do some research about your own health condition, on the drugs you are taking (drugs come with some of the side effects written on the papers that come inside the box). Also is important for you to know that there is something called holistic medicine, which uses healthier drugs and a healthier medicine. I have the same problem, but I masturbated from 20-50 or more times a day on my puberty and now on my 37 age from 2-10 times a day.