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What Causes Frequent Urination After Taking Flomax?

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Posted on Mon, 26 Dec 2016
Question: I have been diagnosed with a slightly enlarged prostate (BPH), and was prescribed 'Flomax' to treat it. However, I've been urinating even more frequently - every 30 minutes or so - and is often accompanied by the freeling that I need a bowel movement.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Flomax helps to improve urine flow

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .
You have been diagnosed to have BPH and prescribed Tomsulosin .

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your problem.
1) What is the size of the prostate reported on Ultrasound Scanning ?
2) What is the post void residual urine volume reported in USG report ?
3) Was urine routine and Culture done ?
4) Have you been prescribed antibiotic along with Tomsulosin ?

The Tomsulosin is a smooth muscle relaxant tht relaxes smooth muscles in prostate and bladder neck and there by helps to improve urine flow.

The frequency for urination that you have could be mostly due to associate UTI .


Get your routine urine test and urine culture done to find out the organisms causing this infection and antibiotics to which they are sensitive to.

Take broad spectrum antibiotics like Cefixime along with urinary antiseptic like Nitrofurantoin twice daily and urine alkaliser thrice daily.Later on switch on to appropriate antibiotics as per culture report.

Get the prescription of medicines from your family Physician.

Ensure to drink more water.To keep your urine dilute This will help to control dysuria.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions ,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.

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What Causes Frequent Urination After Taking Flomax?

Brief Answer: Flomax helps to improve urine flow Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for query . You have been diagnosed to have BPH and prescribed Tomsulosin . I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your problem. 1) What is the size of the prostate reported on Ultrasound Scanning ? 2) What is the post void residual urine volume reported in USG report ? 3) Was urine routine and Culture done ? 4) Have you been prescribed antibiotic along with Tomsulosin ? The Tomsulosin is a smooth muscle relaxant tht relaxes smooth muscles in prostate and bladder neck and there by helps to improve urine flow. The frequency for urination that you have could be mostly due to associate UTI . Get your routine urine test and urine culture done to find out the organisms causing this infection and antibiotics to which they are sensitive to. Take broad spectrum antibiotics like Cefixime along with urinary antiseptic like Nitrofurantoin twice daily and urine alkaliser thrice daily.Later on switch on to appropriate antibiotics as per culture report. Get the prescription of medicines from your family Physician. Ensure to drink more water.To keep your urine dilute This will help to control dysuria. Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions ,I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.