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Bruised Kidney Symptoms After Lithotripsy
Use Laser: Some types of stones do not fracture well with shockwave lithotripsy. If the stone needs to be treated then either ureteroscopy (scope from bladder up ureter) with laser can be used or a scope through the back directly into the kidney can be used. The latter procedure is for larger stones, usually over 2cm, and is called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl). ...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
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 more
Kidney stone: Your chances of making another stone are greater then someone who has never had a stone but it is by no means assured. See your urologist and review xrays to see if any other stones are already present in the kidneys. If not, ask for specific prevention measures to adopt. Start by drinking enough liquid to make 2 liters of urine per day. Dietary restrictions are based on stone composition. ...Read more
I had lithotripsy 1 week ago - still not passing stone fragments and the pain in my kidney is getting worse, not better. Should I seek help?
Yes: By now you should have passed those fragments and you should have felt better. See your urologist or if unavaile you should go to ER. ...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: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
Second lithotripsy done 2-14. Toilet water sometimes clear to a tint of various shades. Is this normal? Does litho do damage to kidney cells?
More likely. ...: .. that the pink-tinged water is evidence of microscopic bleeding from residual or recurrent kidney stones. It's been a year and a half since you had the lithotripsy. Any injury to the kidney is almost always acute, i.e. immediately after the procedure and transient. I suggest you see your nephrologist/urologist for follow-up tests to check on the status of your kidney stones and kidney functon. ...Read more
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
ESWL: Depends-if your stone is radiolucent (eg uric acid/cysteine) you could manage it medically and dissolve it. If radio-opaque/calcium in composition, while unlikely to "pass" intact, would be best managed with eswl as a minimally-invasive mono-therapy. (pcnl would be too invasive, except with significant anatomic variation (eg calyceal diverticulum/infundibular stenosis). Possible ureterorenoscopy? ...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
How soon do you perform lithotripsy when a large kidney stone is detected? I have one meaning 17mmx12mmx5mm
Here's some...: There is no set timing advice for kidney stone of 17x12x5 'm, but depending on stone-related symptoms, past history of stone management, possible stone-related anatomical changes. So, ask urologist for details timely. ...Read more
LITHO!: Eswl is one of the most common options for treating kidney stones. ...Read more
See answer: Most patients can undergo this procedure, which can often be done with IV sedation as opposed to general anesthesia. Patients must be off blood thinners (eg, aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa) and have no active infection. Success rates are best in stones less than 2 cm. Anatomic abnormalities (eg, ureteral stricture or horseshoe kidney) must be taken into account. ...Read more
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
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 more
Is generally safe, decision to go for it depends on several factors, your child's doctor (s) would know better, check this link for more info, good luck
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics? Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9 ...Read more
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
I have mld hydronephrosis in R kidney from lithotripsy scar tissue - Mod. Pain, ER says see uro in 5 days. -no ins.- Prognosis of no intervention?
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?
Dad Had lithotripsy to treat kidney stone 10D ago. 3d ago could not express thought coherently for brief moment. Been fine since. Any thing unusual?
What you described is suggestive of a transient ischemic attack. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist for an evaluation. You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/transient-ischemic-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20355679
Wish you and your father good health! ...Read more
2nd time kidney stones w/in 10mos. 1x: 3mm-stuck in l distal ureter & 6mm-l kidney. 2x: 5mm & 2mm-l kidney & 5mm-r kidney. Do I get lithotripsy again?
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 to figure out why you are having recurrent stones, and take appropriate measures like increased water intake (and, possibly other medications) that should reduce your risk of future stones. ...Read more
I had lithotripsy laser surgery about 2 weeks ago I still have stones in my kidney today I tried doing zumba &hurt is this bc of the surgery or stones?
Not typically: There is nothing inherent to this procedure which would lower a persons threshold for seizure. Individuals at risk for seizure should know that these procedures often require anesthesia and the use of those medications may change the effectiveness of anti-seizure medications. This can be discussed with the anesthesia team prior to scheduling a procedure. ...Read more
If I am admitted for a kidney stone manual extraction or lithotripsy how long will I be in the hospital. Right now I am not able to control pain?
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