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Is Flowmax really effective at treating obstructed urine outflow?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: i am having difficulty urinating; been on flowmax for over a week, but not really helpin
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:

How much Flomax are you on?

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

You probably have an obstructed urine outflow caused by an increase in the size of the prostate.

If you are not already taking the maximum dose of Flomax, the dosage should be increased to improved treatment goals.

Ultimate care depends on the exact diagnosis after a full evaluation by your urologist.

This will require a digital rectal exam, an ultrasound of the prostate and maybe biopsies alongside some blood work. Did you do any PSA blood measurement?

Let me hear from you on the dose, PSA level and how often you use the bathroom. Also, report any pain you may have.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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