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QUESTION: I have bph and take Flomax I  urinate 13 times a day with good stream/think takind 4 zertec tablets a week is safefhw40

ANSWER: Howard

It should be OK. Do a voiding diary where you record the time and amount yo350 ccu void for 24 hours. If the amounts are high, some of your problem could be a volume issue; if too low, then could be badder overactivity its. Average normal volume is around 250-350 cc. 24 hour total about 1500cc.

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QUESTION: my urologist who knows I have bph said its ok to take zyrtec for hives.is it true that there is no product warning that zyrtec is counterindicated for large prostate.had urine test 2 weeks ago normal.is urinating every hour sign of infection

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Howard:

You've asked me this question before.  Urinating every hour is a sign of frequency but the cause is undetermined.  If the volume of each void is high, then it indicates polyuria (making too much urine), if the volume is low, then overactivity is suggested.  The cause of the overactivity could be an infection or BPH or caffeine overload, etc.  

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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

Experience

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.

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

Publications
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.

Education/Credentials
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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