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My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?

My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?

Maybe: Or stone fragment still there. Can be inflammation from previous stone and the previous procedure. Call his urologist. May need to be seen. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

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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Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Nephrolithotomy: While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters. These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist. ...Read more

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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

It depends: Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy - stones in ureter or kidney percutaneous nephrolithotomy - stones > 2cm or 10-15mm in lower pole. Inpatient procedure often combined with one or both of the above procedures over the course of several days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is kidney stone removal hurtful?

Anesthesia: Stone surgeries are typically done under anesthesia so you should be comfortable. Of course the location and size of the stone make an impact in your overall recovery. You should do well. ...Read more

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Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Usually, disappear..: Stone removal for pain from its blockage will relieve its related symptoms, but if requiring a stent as part of stone management, you have to endure its related pain especially during/at the end of voiding. Fortunately, counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of drug to relieve pain or bladder irritation will make most of patients reasonably comfortable to cope with it. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

Prevention : Preventing stones is the obvious answer. But if you have a stone it should be treated if it is unable to pass. If you have had previous stones and know your stone- type such as uric acid, this can be treated medically and may be dissolvable. Most calcium based stones however are not dissolvable and must be removed or passed. A urologist can guide you with these decisions. ...Read more

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How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

Where & how: If the stone was in the ureter & removed through the urethra you will have discomfort for a day or 2 in the urine channel.The pain in the flank would be gone.If a stent was left you will have some irritation in the urethra,especially if it has a thread to pull it out later. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


Dr. John Tillett
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Kidney Stone Removal (Definition)

Kidney stone removal can be performed with shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopic extraction ...Read more