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Doctor insights on: Will My Sperm Harm My Gf Unborn Fetus If Im Taking Flomax For My Bph

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Will my sperm harm my gf unborn fetus if im taking flomax for my bph?

Will my sperm harm my gf unborn fetus if im taking flomax for my bph?

BPH meds & Pregnancy: Flomax is category b, so even if it is in your semen, it is not going to harm the fetus. Some men who are on Flomax will notice a decreased or absent ejaculation. Importantly, BPH meds Finasteride (proscar), Dutasteride (avodart) or jalyn (contains avodart) should not be handled by pregnant women. While present in the semen, these meds are not in high enough concentrations to harm the fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Tamsulosin (Definition)

Tamsulosin is the generic name for a very commonly used drug flomax. Tamsulosin is indicated for patients who have symptoms of enlarged prostate , frequency, too many trips to the bath room. , slow flow , dribbling the medication relaxes the smooth muscles around the prostate and makes it easy to urinate it should be taken at bed time to avoid side effects .. Dizziness ...Read more


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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics.Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax? Will it cure the cause?

I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics.Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax? Will it cure the cause?

No: I'm happy the Flomax did the trick. It helps by relaxing a type of muscle by blocking some of the nerves. It has no effect on the size of the prostate although there are other meds that may shrink it. ...Read more

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Taking Flomax for 4 days .4.dose. Is it ok to stop? I've started pelvic floor therapy for prostatitis and want to go that route. no bph

Ask your doc: Ultimately, you're in charge & responsible for your own health. We're here as guides & navigators to assist you. Flomax (tamsulosin) is used (up to 0.8mg daily) to treat prostate enlargement aka BPH and (off-label) kidney stones. Chat w/dispensing doc about your wishes. Set a defined trial duration as well as reviewing signs of progression & worsening after which consider restarting Tamsulosin. ...Read more

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Men with bph, how long did it take before flomax became effective?

Rapid: Flomax is a nice Alpha blocker. There are many similar. My experience is about 2 hrs to onset lasting about 19 hrs. ...Read more

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How long will it take for flomax to begin helping my bph?

How long will it take for flomax to begin helping my bph?

Just a day or two: Alph blockers like Flomax work very quickly to improve urinary symptoms. Most patients see a abenefit within a few days, but there are some patients who may have improvement after just one dose. Rapaflo and uroxatral have both been shown to work within hours. If the sypmtoms do not improve within a week or two, then a different course of treatment or re-evaluation should be considered. ...Read more

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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax?

Yes.: Flomax is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is the condition of enlargement of the prostate, which is an organ that is part of the male urinary system within the body. This can cause difficulty with urination (difficulty initiating urination, dribbling of urine). BPH is due to growth of tissues of the prostate, and is a different ...Read more


Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also known as BPH. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more