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Tamsulosin kidney stones women

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kuglitsch
Urology 41 years experience
Flomax (tamsulosin) for stone: Flomax (tamsulosin) is often added to a patient with kidney stones to help the stone past. It has been effective in less than 24% in european study. F... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Sm. muscle relaxer: 'flomax' (tamsulosin) is an Alpha 1a blocker that relaxes smooth muscle around the prostate to aid in urination in men with 'enlarged prostate' (bph).... Read More
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Expulsive therapy: Pts with small stones show increased rates of stone passage on flomax (tamsulosin)...Helps ureter push out stone.
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Flomax (tamsulosin) is used to relax smooth muscle of lower part of ureter and bladder neck so to ease the passage of distal ureteral stone; this effe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Hopefully pass soon: However, 6mm stone is at the cusp for passing spontaneously. Might need some help from your urologist. Flomax (tamsulosin) is OK for females & wel... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Helps to pass them: Flomax (tamsulosin) dilates the ureter as well as the bladder neck. Ureteral dilatation makes it easier for small stones top pass, that is how it help... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Tamsulosin: generally medication is cleared from the system and for half-lives. with a half-life of 15 hours that means tamsulosin should be cleared from your sy... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Smooth muscle relax: Tamsulosin ("flomax") is an alpha-blocker/smooth muscle relaxant used to open the prostatic urethra/bladder neck to facilitate voiding. Since there i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pritsiolas
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
No: Not unless you are also on the Flomax (tamsulosin) another reason (such as an enlarged prostate).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
4CM! Never!: No way you can pass a 4cm stone. Sure you didn't mean 4mm?
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Pain gone: The stone is likely passed if your pain is gone, you have likely passed the kidney stone. I would not stop a medication that has been given to you by ... Read More

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