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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Flomax for Women
I recently had to go to the emergency room because I was not able to urinate. I could start, but not finish. I went to a urologist and he perscribed me flomax and had me drink a ton of water to see if I could go. I could but I would like to know what would cause this problem and why would flomax help? Would I have to continue to take this forever? Thank you
Usually men after age 50 may have problem with an enlarged prostate which causes voiding dysfunction. In female it has to do with a condition called sphincter detrusor dyssynergy. Response to Flomax suggests bladder outlet obstruction. A urologist can answer your questions.
Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati