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Bilateral Ureteral Stent Placement
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more
38 wk pregnant, bilateral hydronephroses rt kidney7.5mm, 1.5cmlft kidney, bladder elongated, 2vessel cord 1umbilical artery. Complicated & surgery need?
Fetal hydronephrosis: Mild right, moderate left kidney. Presume normal amniotic fluid. Elongated bladder suggests baby, if male, may have urethral valves, or bladder reflux if of either sex. Should be able to proceed with pregnancy as normal. Suggest contact a pediatric urologist. Baby needs work-up after birth, ultrasound & VCUG (bladder xray). Start antibiotics (amoxicillin) & circ. If a boy. May need surgery later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?
Possible: It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter ( which is the tube from kidney to the bladder) small size stones may not be seen on ct. Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 swelling in the "kidney tube". Use pain relievers as prescribed and it should improve with time. If it doesn't, you are having fevers above 101 f or have nonstop nausea/vomiting, then seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCNL: Minimally invasive surgery for removal of large kidney stone/s. Nephrostomy tube (catheter) is placed in kidney thru skin in back or flank, either under local anesthetic & with sedation or general anesthesia day before or day of procedure. Then nephroscope (kidney telescope) passed thru catheter channel, stone is visualized & broken up with laser or percussion "gun" & fragments are irrigated out. ...Read more
Complete duplex collecting system found at 21yrs old w/ severe ureter swelling &build up of ureteral stones. Risks of ureteral reimplantation surgery?
Dilation of blockage: Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery. This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage. ...Read more
Complete duplex collecting system of left side w/ severe ureteral swelling & ureteral stone blockage in young adult. ?
Same as one with...: How to remove the offending stone in complete duplicating system is the same as those for single-ureter collecting systems. Rx options may be eswl, percutanesous, or trans-ureteroscopic procedures depending the size ; location of stones, clinical pictures, facility tech availability, and surgeon's skill ; preference, etc. So, ask urologist so to decide what is more reasonable for your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have kidney: stones or urinary tract infections? A chronic kidney infection can cause flank pain. Do you have pain urinating? Burning? A quick urine analysis can help rule out infections or blood (might be due to stones). Your primary care doc can usually do this test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
73 y.O. W/m, left kidney hydronephrosis 3 yrs, large cyst 10 yrs, history kidney stones, lumbar stenosis, bilat leg/back pain - nephrologist or urologist?
Urologist: Urologist is the one.Good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 yr old with RTA, unilateral severe hydronephrosis & megaureter & bilateral upj stenosis & very tortuous ureters. Can he out grow tortuous ureters?
NO: Please make sure that your one year old child is under the care of a fellowship trained PEDIATRIC UROLOGIST.Good luck. ...Read more
Shouldn't be: The nostrils may be sore from the access but, the sinus, itself, doesn't have the kind of pain receptors you're thinking about. You shouldn't really have much discomfort after the surgery. ...Read more
Kidney stones 3 weeks ago removed and stent placed (left side). Stent removed 2 weeks ago. Pain and spasms in left kidney remain. US - no "jet"\?
Call your urologist: Probably still have an obstructing ureteral stone. Either new stone has dropped down from kidney or original stone or part of stone remains. There is little or no urine escaping ureter if "jet" is absent. You may need stent replaced or ureteroscopy to break up or remove stone. Good Luck. ...Read more
Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?
Heart vessel therapy: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is the opening of blocked heart arteries with a balloon. An artery is stuck and a wire is passed in the system until reaching the heart arteries. A balloon is passed over the wire to the area of blockage and inflated. The blockage is flattened but it can return. So most patients actually get stents placed. Stents require blood thinners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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