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Elmiron Urology Agent
Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more
Wear Foley 2 months. taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough. penis is eroding.How to retrain?
Need more info: Your age? Is prostate enlarged and obstrutcing? High chance of infection with Foley for 2 mos.How much flomax:You can take it 0.4mg twice daily. Proscar (finasteride) does not work until you have been on it for about 4 months. Have you had cystometrogram?Are you diabetic?How much residual urine by ultrasound?Difficult to give you helpful answer without more information.Sorry I could not give better answer. ...Read more
Had series of 8 weekly BCG (bacillus calmette guerin) bladder instillations yrs ago for interstitial cystitis. Is this tx used anymore or even safe?
Is oxybutynin the best choice for neurologic bladder and occasional bladder leakage? or detrol? or vesicare (solifenacin)?
It's the cheapest: oxybutynin happens to be the original (and che"anticholinergic" on the market, originally developed in the 1970's. It is effective but has side effects (dry mouth, eyes, and constipation). The newer drugs have slightly better side effect profiles. Check out the new beta agonist myrbetriq too. See a specialist in neurogenic bladder, urologists often have additional training in this area. ...Read more
Had BCG bladder instillations 10 yrs ago for interstitial cystitis. Is this tx used anymore or safe?Seemed to slough off lining of bladder w/ each tx.
Help!dx'd w/ interstitial cystitis as child(pelvic pain w/ full bladder, glomerulations present w/ distention).Dsmo helped!new md doubts ic. Did no tests & is clueless.?
2nd opinion: There are a variety of treatments for interstitial cystitis including medications and dietary changes. If you are not satisfied with the diagnosis of this physician then consider getting a second opinion. Emiron is a highly effective medication. Lidocaine bladder irrigation and interstim could also be considered. ...Read more
Started oral methotrexate 4 ctd.Hematuria next day.Resolved.Also have interstitial cystitis but never hematuria.Injec better choice 2 avoid bladder?
Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?
It works. : Ditropan (oxybutynin) is part of a family of medications called anticholinergics that can help calm the bladder. It is an effective treatment for overactive bladder and has been used to help manage bladder spasms. Bladder spasms often occur with bladder irritation, such as that after surgery, or during infection, or in neurologic problems of the bladder. Side effects often can limit the dose. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...
Not a good idea: They are the same class of medicine (antocholinergic) and both work in pretty much the same way, by reducing spasm of the muscle that contracts to push urine out of the bladder. Taken in excess they can actually cause incontenence by paralysis of that muscle (overflow incontenence). If the meds are not working you should see a urologist. You can have systemic side effects with too much meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer