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Cannot Urinate After Lithotripsy
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
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I just had a cystoscopy and lithotripsy done how long will i be in pain and how long will there be blood in my urine?
Vary...: If you have no stent left inside ureter, you will feel better with clearing urine within 1-3 days. But sporadic blood in urine may recur for 1-2 weeks until the bruised bladder lining heals up. If you get stent inside, the pain and intermittent blood will last until its removal, but medication may ease the discomfort. Ask your attending for detail and specifics. Best... ...Read more
I have a lot of white small tissue pieces in my urine after 22 days ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and also was suspicious TCC, what I will do?
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?
Is it ok just to urinate just a little stream of urine after lithotripsy performed today even though I drank 80 oz of water and have an urge to go?
Yes and no: After lithotripsy, sometimes the broken down stone makes it's way to the bladder but resists further eplelling out from the bladder. And at other times the stone is broken but not in small enough pieces and therefore continues to cause obstruction. That can cause urgency but difficult to urinate. See your urologist/ nephrologist ASAP ...Read more
I had a cystoscopy & a lithotripsy done the same week for a 5mm stone. Should my penis shaf still hurt and burn sometimes when I urinate. Medications, ?
Yes: Lithotripsy pulverizes a stone but you still have to pass the sand like sediment. Instead of passing a 5mm stone, you are passing very tiny particles. This will cause pain and burning. You can also develop an infection after the procedure. Talk to your urologist if the problems continue. ...Read more
Minimize distress: Lithotripsy requires intubations through delicate and sensitive areas. These can be painful and there is enhanced pain from the inflammation of the kidney/ureteral stone. Also the instrument has to be carefully aimed to just fragment the stone and minimize damage to the normal tissue and this is more easily achieved while the patient is under anesthesia. ...Read more
Possible, but rare.: 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. ...Read more
Yes, like any other.: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
Probably not: If it persists, ess your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
See answer: Some kidneys stones (e.g. calcium oxalate monohydrate) are quite dense and don't fragment well with lithotripsy (ESWL). If stone "stuck" in the ureter, ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy +/- stent placement would usually be the next step with a high success rate. If the stone still in the kidney flexible ureteroscopy/laser lithotripsy still a reasonable option. Repeat ESWL less likely to succeed. ...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
How long does the actual lithotripsy procedure take?
How many hours is the post-procedure recovery at the hospital? How long is total recovery?
1 hour procedure: 2 hour recovery in hospital and 2 days full recovery usually ...Read more
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