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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 shock waves are delivered, they can be quite uncomfortable. Anesthesia is needed to keep the patient comfortable, but also to help the patient stay still so that the shock waves can remain focused on the stone to maximize the chances of fragmenting it ...Read more
How much should I bleed after lithotripsy? It has been 48 hours and still experiencing significant bleeding
Varies: Depends on size and number of fragments. They will check you with x-rays. ...Read more
Depend...: Do you mean eswl - extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? If so, the duration to pass sands and fragments disintegrated stones vary greatly from days to months depending upon the load and size of fragments. In some cases, procedures through urethra and ureter are required to remove the stuck/impacted fragments inside ureter. So, ask doc timely for individual variation and expectation. ...Read more
Probably not: If it persists, ess your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
After lithotripsy became constipated after taking vicodins. On Miralax 2 days, and it seemed to work. Can I stop taking right away?
Depends: Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own. Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone. Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter. Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Stone fragments may begin passing immediately. In some cases, depending on the location of the stone within the kidney, the fragments may pass up to several months after the treatment. ...Read more
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