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Lithotripsy recovery time

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Siegel
Urology 40 years experience
Usually quickly: Can usually return to work and activities quickly, unless broken particles get lodged in ureter, creating an obstruction.
Dr. James Lin
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Vary...: Do you mean get over eswl-related discomfort or total post-eswl stone/fragment passage? For post-eswl discomfort, it may highly vary, days to weeks, d... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lithotripsy: Disclaimer- I don't do these procedures. "The procedure lasts about 45 minutes. If you have a large stone, you may need several sessions to complete... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
Varies: Depends on size and number of fragments. They will check you with x-rays.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Ask your MD: If you're taking tamsulosin, you should pass that fragment without surgery. 6 weeks before you should get another lithotripsy. Your urologist also may... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
Possibly: Lithotripsy's results depend on the size and location of the stones along the urinary tract. However, equally importantly, you need to be investigated... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Quicker recovery: In the old days, we did open surgery for stones where we made an incision and removed the stone. You were typically in the hospital a few days and had... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 26 years experience
Pain from procedure: Shock waves are typically applied through an interface brought into direct contact with the skin of the flank region on the side of interest. When sh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
ESWL: Eswl treatment is performed under sedation on an outpatient basis. There will be some mild post-procedure discomfort and some blood in the urine. P... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Minimize distress: Lithotripsy requires intubations through delicate and sensitive areas. These can be painful and there is enhanced pain from the inflammation of the k... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Mostly 48-72 hours.: It may take anywhere from 24 hours to seven days to feel normal. Most patients recover within 48-72 hours and can return to work.

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