My doc prescribed flomax for a kidney stone but I first wanted to see if it would pass without the use of this drug. It's been almost 3 weeks and I have still not passed it. The ultrasound that I had yesterday shows it being over a cm in size. I have to get it surgically removed next week but before that I was wondering if I should start taking the flomax till then with the chance of it passing on its own or is it impossible to pass a stone of that size without surgical intervention? The stone is situated close to the bladder. I am a 55 yr old female with a history of stones.
Will flomax help with passing a stone that is over 1cm?
- 4 Mar 2016 by feeling miserable
- 24 Dec 2016
- flomax, nephrolithiasis, ultrasound, prescription, kidney, drug
Added 4 Mar 2016:
My stones are calcium oxylate and I have tried to change my diet but these stones keep coming. My doc is prescribing indapamide as well. Does anyone have any success stories of being on this drug?
Sorry this is so late but as you discovered, a stone 1cm in diameter is three eights of an inch (or huge in layman terms). Trying to pass it naturally would be agony beyond compare. I do hope the surgery was successful however. I have no idea what you would do about calcium stones as when my body is dumping Calcium (when I have consumed too much) I just get cloudy urine that can foam up alarmingly if an acidic toilet cleaner or powerful bleach has been used.
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