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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Kidney stone: Not likely related to the procedure itself but may be related to the anesthesia, especially if you had a spinal anesthetic.

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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Louie
18 years experience Urology
Pain: Your doctor is right. He might also want to check an ultrasound or X-ray to make sure that there is no further blockage of your kidneys or ureters.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Probably yes...: Today, most of stones in the ureters or inside kidneys can be pulverized, removed or passed through long scope with holmium laser effectively and safe ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
"possible MS": The devil's in the details! If your preop list says "possible mitral stenosis", I presume you don't have severe MS. If you don't have severe MS, there ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
It depends: To make a generalization, it depends primarily on the size of the stone as well as the location. Anatomic factors may also play a role. Most stone pro ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Burn with urination: The stent usually causes some urinary frequency and urgency. Once the stent is removed, these symptoms quickly resolve.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Umbreit
13 years experience Urology
Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Possibly: If by "traditional", you mean the need to surgically cut out stones from the kidney, ureter, or bladder then yes. These operations are rare in the wes ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Lithotripsy limited: To breaking up the stone and it must still pass. The stone can grow and get worse if that is all that is done. Removal has less overall risk, despite ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends : On what do you call recovery? Also depends on open vs laporoscopic, age , other medical problems. In healthy adult with laporoscopic surgery 4-7 da ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
Depends: What procedure you had, the results and your baseline health will determine when you can return to normal activities, including sex. Ask your surgeon ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
No: There should be effect on your period.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Probably: It is hard to define perhaps, but one would know it when one sees it (to paraphrase an old saying). At some point a very large ureteral stone (rare) m ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Depends...: The procedure time for kidney stone removal widely varies depending on the size, density, & number of stone(s) and how the stone(s) will be remove ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Gallbladder: If you are asymptomatic, then the gallbladder surgery is not necessary.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience Pediatric Urology
It depends: It depends on what you mean. If you truly mean no surgery then it is almost by definition cheaper. However, the hidden costs of observation are in t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Stent: It is normal to feel some discomfort and see a little blood-tinged urine after stent placement. Some complications include infection, bleeding, urete ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
good if stones come: After the manipulation with the ureteroscope and placement of the stent, whatever sediments that are sometimes not visible on ct scan or what ever the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Single stone symptomatic recurrent cholecystitis age other risk factors.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
36 years experience General Surgery
Can be very involved: In any location it is difficult ; less so in groin position but ventral hernia infected mesh can become a big procedure especially if bowel is adheren ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Minimal: With modern cataract surgery techniques pain either during or after the surgery is generally very mild or even absent. Some patients will experience a ... Read More
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