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Dr. Simon Kimm answered:

Can a lithotripsy cause an svt?

Possible, but rare.

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Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a technology that uses focused sound waves to fragment kidney stones. These impulses have been shown to cause some disturbances of heart rhythm, usually provoking premature beats. These machines are now "gated", meaning that a simultaneous EKG delivers pulses at the safest moment of the cardiac cycle. SVT with ESWL has been described in the literature, but is rare.
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Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Not typically

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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.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Can a kidney stone with stent and lithotripsy (2months later) cause 4th stage kidney disease?

Kidney disease

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You need to see the urologist who placed the stent to get further information as soon as possible. If your kidney function was normal before the procedure, you have acute kidney disease which needs to be evaluated. If the urologist finds nothing wrong, go to a nephrologist to see if you have some kidney disease not related to your kidney stone or stent placement. See these doctors quickly.
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Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

Yes, but...

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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.
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Dr. Alan Feldman answered:

Could lithotripsy cause addison's disease or the depo birth control shot?i have a positive ANA was told I have fibermyalgia ?would a CT scan show it?

No and no

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I have never heard of lithotripsy causing Addison's disease. It is not something that would show up on a CAT scan. The most common cause for Addison's disease is autoimmune, so having a positive ANA may put you at a slightly higher risk, but Addison's is very rare, and needs to be diagnosed by an endocrinologist, with laboratory testing.
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Can lithotripsy treatment have any complications?

Yes, like any other.

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Lithotripsy is a generally safe and well tolerated procedure. Tens of thousands of these procedures are performed in the U.S. annually. If the patient has health problems, or the stone is large and dense, complication rates may increase. Bleeding, infection, failure to pass stone fragments, blockage of the kidney requiring additional procedures, and pain are some of the possible complications.
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Dr. Seema N. Patel answered:

Can you have lithotripsy while you are menopausal?

Sure

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There are no contraindications to lithotripsy with menopause. Menopause is a state that women will be in for many years. IT can increase her risk of heart disease but physicians are looking for more detrimental disease processes such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, vascular disease when assessing surgical risk
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi answered:

When can I resume sexual relations with my partner after lithotripsy?

Few days

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As soon as you have recovered from your surgery for lithotripsy, you may resume to have sexual relations and perform all your normal daily activities without restriction. Increase your fluid intake and strain your urine for fragments.
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Dr. James M. Krick answered:

I have had lithotripsy for a size 6 and 9 kidney stones in march now my right kidney feels like it may have a stone is that possible?what can keep me from getting them?

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It's certainly possible to develope new stones in 6-9 months. You should have fragments from previously treated stone analyzed for composition. You could also collect a 24 hour urine sample for stone risk analysis. Talk to your urologist
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What is lithotripsy surgery?

Treatment of stones.

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Lithotripsy is the process by which stones in the urinary tract are broken into small fragments. 'Lithotripsy surgery' are procedures where small instruments are used to deliver mechanical, electro-hydraulic, or laser disruption of stones. Access is gained through the bladder (cystoscopy, ureteroscopy), a small flank incision (PCNL), or sometimes by laparoscopy.
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