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Bruised Kidney Symptoms After Lithotripsy
No: If by "a wound" you mean ulcerated skin, no it is not. A small bruise or reddened area is usually all that occurs. Discuss with the treating urologist. ...Read more
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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
LITHOTRIPSY: This is a treatment to break up the stones. The stones have to pass afterward and that is when the pain comes if they're not small enough to go right through. ...Read more
No need: Side effects from eswl have very little to do with intercourse. There is no reason to abstain from intercourse after eswl, unless it is very vigorous. This can potentially cause bleeding from an injured kidney, but in general, there is no contraindications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had lithotripsy yesterday for 1 out of 2 kidney stones. After several urinations including this morning, i've yet to pass any fragments. Normal?
I have nephrolithiasis (4, 9, 10 mm) in the two kidneys after lithotripsy. The last abdominal sonogram confirmed this. Is required other study (kub)?
KUB: If your stones are visible on a kub x-ray, this is the easiest most accurate way to follow the course of the stones as they hopefully pass after lithotripsy. Some stones do not show up on kub well, however ultrasound evaluation for specific location of stones can be a bit nebulous at times. Your treating urologist will certainly have recommendations for what study is best for you. ...Read more
I had a lithotripsy on my left kidney to remove 2 - 8cm stones on oct 11th. I have continued to have a discomfort pain (like a brused feeling . Why?
LITHOTRIPSY: Lithotripsy simply fractures the stones after which they need to pass. It can take more than 1 treatment for this much stone. The pieces can also stack up in the ureter and cause pain. The skin often bruises with treatment and the tissue of the kidney can also bruise. Many reasons for pain after litho. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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