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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
Could an alpha blocker make my skin itch from strong vibration? It's never happened before-started minipress (prazosin) 2 weeks ago
Possible allergy: It is best to contact the prescribing provider. This could represent an allergy or intolerance. ...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
What happens to prostate in non bacteria prostatitis? What cause this? Why cant void urine without alpha blocker medicine?
Usually not serious: Usually nothing important "happens" to the prostate. Nonbacterial or "nonspecific" prostatitis, also called chronic pelvic pain syndrome, is generally an issue of comfort; serious harm is uncommon. Continue to work with your doctor if you're having such serious symptoms that you cannot void without an alpha blocker, or only with marked obstruction. Google CPPS for more info (spell it out). ...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)
Taking silodosin (alpha blocker)for nonbacteria prostatitis, can i run or walk long distance etc in this condition and what precautions i need to take?
Here are some...: Postural hypotension is one chief side effect of alpha-blocker, which manifests as dizziness at position change, but is unpredictable among its users. So, always use drug with care. To help handle voiding disorders, to Prostate-BPH/LUTS, Voiding Trouble in http://www.formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html & Basics of Self-Care in http://www.formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. ...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 (nebivolol): Generic name is nevibilol... Low likelihood of causing fatigue and ed. ...Read more
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
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 took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?
Is it alrite to take laxatives while on anti biotic,anti inflammatory and alpha blocker for prostatitis? Constipation everyday
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 (tamsulosin). 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
Have raised bladder neck. Tamusolin (flomax) and betmiga (alpha blocker) don't seem to work still feel always pressure need to pee. What's next to try?
Tuip : I am assuming that you have already undergone a cystoscopy to know that your bladder neck is raised. Although you are much too young for prostate surgery, you may need a transurethral incision of Bladder Neck in order to make the opening bigger. I would first try combination of Flomax (tamsulosin) and myrbetriq (a new medication to relax bladder muscles). ...Read more
Heart rate when lying is around 50-60......and I get a little lightheaded once and while when standing up. Had EKG but was normal. I take alpha blocker for bladder problems should I be worried?
Nephrolithiasis: There are many different types of stones including calcium oxalate (mono & dihydrate), calcium phosphate, struvite, cystine, indinvir, matrix and uric acid stones, to name a few. However, the types of stone is not the whole answer. A complete stone risk analysis also includes specific serum and urine studies. In general, stone for from concentrated urine leading to crystallization then to stones. ...Read more
Drink water: There are a variety of conditions that predispose to kidney stone formation. Ultimately, one must stay well hydrated to keep urine output to about 2 liters per day. Also avoidance of excessive salt intake is a good measure. Some other conditions require more extensive treatments, medications, and even surgery to prevent further stone formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer