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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?

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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

Kidney (Definition)

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


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What are the best alpha blocker medicines for vasodilation?

What are the best alpha blocker medicines for vasodilation?

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

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What happens to prostate in non bacteria prostatitis? What cause this? Why cant void urine without alpha blocker medicine? Thanks

What happens to prostate in non bacteria prostatitis? What cause this? Why cant void urine without alpha blocker medicine?
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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

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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?

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

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Primary doctor advised that adding an alpha blocker to HTN med is all right when doing on- stage speaking presentations.Generally,could be reasonable?

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

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Can using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

Can using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

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

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What's to be expected? Might using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

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

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I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?

I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?

I think you : Should just let the effects of Pseudoephedrine wear off, instead of using yet another medication to block its effects. It should wear off in a day or two at most. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Lightheaded: The combination of Alpha blocker and low resting rate will work to have your pressure and response to position change be blunted to make you lightheaded. It isn't likely to be anything more serious. ...Read more

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How do u know u have stones in ur kidney?

How do u know u have stones in ur kidney?

By kidney sonogram: The only definite and accurate way is by ultra sound of kidneys.( xrays tend not to show the uric acid stones). However flank pain, blood in the urine , crystas upon urine exam can give a clue. ...Read more

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Why stone is formed in the kidney?

Why stone is formed in the kidney?

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

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Should a 1cm stone be left in kidney?

Should a 1cm stone be left in kidney?

Renal stones: Renal stones are not normal (or else everyone would have one). A 1 cm renal stone should be treated. See a urologist for options. Eswl shockwave lithotripsy is the most common procedure. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid kidneys stones?

What can I do to avoid kidneys stones?

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 more

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