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im 80 years old with dibetes.all of a sudden in the last 3 days I have to urinate every half hour is bladder unlikey to cause frequent urination is bladder cancer with frequent urination not that common.i drink de-calf coffee and tea think Flomax shouls be  droppedif I wait a week maybe the frequent urination will my worry about bladder cancer with frequent urination very uncommoncan drinking 6oz of water cause frequent urination


Bladder cancer typically causes blood in the urine, not frequency.  You could have a urinary infection or it could be prostate.  Please don't stop the flomax and it's probably helping.  Now check with your local physician to determine what is actually happening.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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