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Kidneys Stones And Alpha Blocker
Was diag 3/14 with 3x4x5mm stone. Took last alpha blocker today (3/20) feel pressure and urgency and sting in urethra like something stuck. Passing?
Here are some ...: The appearance of described symptoms suggests the passing stone has reached the very end of ureter and may be imminent to pass into the bladder. Clinically, this spot (called ureterovesical auction or UVJ) is known to be the most difficult area to pass a stone. Nonetheless, it's still worthwhile to wait and see as long as being manageable and having no superimposed infection. More? See Doc timely. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: For Pheochromocytoma: phentolamine and phenoxybenzamine. For HTN: terazosin/Hytrin, doxasosin/Cardura, and prazosin/Minipress. For benign prostatic hypertrophy: dutasteride/Avodart, tamsulosin/Flomax, finasteride/Proscar, alfuzosin/Uroxatral. The HTN meds are also used for BPH. ...Read more
Could an alpha blocker make my skin itch from strong vibration? It's never happened before-started minipress 2 weeks ago
Possible allergy: It is best to contact the prescribing provider. This could represent an allergy or intolerance. ...Read more
Can beta blocker be taken for prinzmetals angina if an alpha blocker is added, so there isnt any vasospasm potential? Want off my CCB (side effects)
I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?
Primary doctor advised that adding an alpha blocker to HTN med is all right when doing on- stage speaking presentations.Generally,could be reasonable?
Follow the advise: of your doctor , if more people control blood pressure and blood sugar then we will be seeing less heart attacks and less strokes ,must be a reason to add Alpha blocker . You will be calm if your B P is controlled . I also give hard time to my doc then follow, you have other option ,get 2nd opinion , your doctor will not object . ...Read more
Dr. Mentioned beta blockers for BP & resting hr near 100 bpm. Are there any that can help with anxiety and not worsen ed? Alpha blocker same thing?
Bystolic: Generic name is nevibilol... Low likelihood of causing fatigue and ed. ...Read more
Leak at catheter?: If the catheter is a suprapubic catheter and you are leaking around it, it is probably related to bladder contractions causing the leak around the catheter. If it is a female urethral catheter and you are leaking around the catheter, it could be wrong size catheter, partial catheter blockage or bladder contractions. ...Read more
What's to be expected? Might using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?
Incontinence: Having a urinary catheter in place does not cause incontinence once its removed, assuming it was for a short term only. Use of Alpha blocker therapy can relax the bladder neck and urinary sphincter but doesn't typically doesn't promote incontinence. Would definitely recommend you have cystoscopy and possibly urodynamic studies by a urologist. ...Read more
I have a high DHT level. Would a 5a-reductase inhibitor be a better choice for treating my BPH (storage, not voiding, is prob.) than an alpha blocker?
See below: 5 a-reductase inhibitor will decrease the conversion of testosteronte to dht. It takes 3,&sometimes up to 6, months to show demonstrable effect. Alpha blockers start showing effect within a few hours. If I were treating you I would start you on Flomax. If improvement is less than desirable I would add Proscar (or other bands in same groups).There is also a combination pill which has both (Jalyn). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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