Retention

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One diuretic pill a day will keep retention away.

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    Hey Lester, Do you mean urine retention? Please explain.

    Thanks. Carl

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    Hello Lester, is this  diuretic prescribed by your urologist or your family doctor? It also lowers your blood pressure. Was this disclosed to you?

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    Lester,

    I think it more accurate to say that "one diuretic pill a day will keep YOUR retention away", if that's the case. I've taken diuretics, as have others here and it is NOT a universal cure for retention. Sometimes it helps a little, sometimes it helps nocturia, and sometimes it makes it worse. Just like coffee and alcohol, which are also diuretics.

    Jim

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      Would have to agree.  Diuretics decrease blood pressure by increasing urination.  That said, if there is some sort of bladder neck obstruction, then to my thinking all the diuretics in the world will be ineffective unless they can somehow relax the stromal and connective that - in part - make up the anatomy of the prostate and bladder neck.  Alpha blockers can certainly do it, but I'm just not aware of any alpha blocker that also doubles as a diuretic. 

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      Correct, like trying to force too much water through a thin straw. There is the possibility of harm (back pressure) and it also could increase frequency since the bladder will keep wanting to empty without the strength to fully empty. But again, a very individual thing depending both on the type and amount of diuretic, the amount of obstruction, and the individuals unique response to the combination. I have taken both alcohol and caffeine at times and other times neither. Sometimes I felt the helped, sometimes I felt they irritated. Which is another factor. Diuretics could iinitally help with flow but if the prostate becomes irritated and inflamed, the gains could be erased. Lots of variables with no one answer.

      Jim

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      You mean rx diuretics. Caffeine and alcohol are also diuretics. You also give physician's a little too much credit. If they did their job 100% there would be no need for a forum like this. Wrong rx's are written every day. Hospitals make mistakes every day. Doctors misdiagnose every day.

      Jim

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      Haha. No, of course we have to see a doctor at times. That said, we should always be doing due diligence during every step of the way by doing our own research, getting second opinions when necessary, and joining forums like these.

      Jim

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    When I was prescribed a diuretic for my hypertension I got pain in the pelvic area and my urine output greatly decreased.
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    I had almost total retention.I had to have a foley catheter.
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