Flomax for Kidney Stones

In some cases your Physician may recommend Flomax for kidney stones. Otherwise know as Tamulosin, an alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist, or "alpha blocker".

Tamsulosin has proven effective in promoting kidney stone passage through the ureter by not prohibiting the natural, spontaneous peristalsis of the ureter . Peristalsis is the undulating movement that progressively "pushes" the lodged stone down the ureter and into the bladder.

In effect, Tamsulosin relaxes any spasmodic episodes of the ureter while leaving the stone moving peristalsis intact.

Problems occur when the ureter begins to spasm around the lodged stone. This works against the peristalsis. Delayed stone passage is the result, not to mention extreme pain!

While Tamsulosin is not a cure for kidney stones , it has been used by some Physicians to treat kidney stones.

If you have had experience with using Flomax, consider sharing your experience with others. KS911 is read by thousands of people every month looking for first-hand experience from kidney stone sufferers.

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Here is a KS911 Reader Submission regarding Flomax:

Golf-ball size calcium oxalate stone that was laser-blasted in surgery

For several months I was experiencing some right back pain, which at times was extremely uncomfortable. Lying down in bed and resting seemed to relieve it. I just thought I had pulled my back out picking up grandkids, or that perhaps I was constipated and that was causing me to have pain, or??? Then I started noticing that the pain was moving to my right groin area. The pain would often recede and return, and taking a hot bath and/or Aleve seemed to help.

Confused...never even considered it being a kidney stone. Did not have what I thought to be symptoms consistent with that...now I look back and can see the signs. It just seemed to be a mixture of lots of things happening, with nothing clearly indicated. At 53 yrs. of age I was baffled because I thought I knew my body better.  Read more...

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