Is it normal for RE to cause pain sometimes?

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I currently take 0.4mg of flomax a day due to a tight bladder neck. Most of the time I suffer from dry orgasms, but sometimes if sex has been going on for a while, ill ejaculate more but at ejaculation i will experience some discomfort along with a pressure and sharp stinging as the pelvic floor contracts. Will this cause any long term damage? I'd rather take this medication for now instead of having my bladder neck sliced open. Im 33.

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    I have had RE for several years, first from doxazosin, then from a TURP. I have never experienced any discomfort from it. The long term damage question is one for your doctor.

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    A study from UCSF showed that flomax has a relatively high incidence of causing floppy-iris syndrome. This is mostly an issue when you need cataract surgery; but, on the other hand, I don't believe there were many men your age in that data analysis (if any at all). My personal experience is that doctors in the US are not aware of this study (I had to inform my two urologists and GP). Alfuzosin seems to be a safer bet, but can also cause the syndrome but at a much lower incidence than flomax.

    Something to consider. Use google to find the article since it is difficult to post links here.

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