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Doctor insights on: Cystoscopy Ureteroscopy Lithotripsy

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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Why do they knock you out for a 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

Dr. James Krick
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Ureteroscopy (Definition)

A ureteroscopy is performed in the operating room with general or spinal anesthesia to inspect the ureter for tumor or stones. A small, flexible, fiberoptic ureteroscope is introduced into the bladder, through the ureteral orifice, then up the ureter toward the kidney. A camera captures the image and displays it on a ...Read more


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Having cystoscopy and ureteroscopy. Procedure? Have chronic pylonephris with reoccuring utis

Having cystoscopy and ureteroscopy. Procedure? Have chronic pylonephris with reoccuring utis

Sounds legit.: These are reasonable tests to have done when one has chronic pyelo. There may be an abnormality which can be seen on scope alone. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Quite normal: Passing fragments and trash for 4-8 weeks after lithotripsy is normal. Your Urologist can run cytology and/or FISH TEST later to help determine if TCC is suspicious or present. He will answer your??? as you progress. ...Read more

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I had ureteroscopy laser lithotripsy 4 weeks ago and 4 the last 5 days have been passing large pieces of tissue, over 70. Is this normal after surgery?

I had ureteroscopy laser lithotripsy 4 weeks ago and 4 the last 5 days have been passing large pieces of tissue, over 70. Is this normal after surgery?

Clots: It is highly unlikely that you're actually passing pieces of tissue. It is somewhat common however to pass gelatinous clots of blood following ureteroscopic procedures. ...Read more

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I took Percocet 4.5 hrs ago pain is bak can I take a hydro/apap 5/325mg. .. Lithotripsy and cystoscopy done last nite still have stent in?

I took Percocet 4.5 hrs ago pain is bak can I take a hydro/apap 5/325mg. .. Lithotripsy and cystoscopy done last nite still have stent in?

Normal: Stents can be painful alone. Less activity and increased fluids may help stent pain. Take your pain medication if you have pain. It may take several more days to become better acclimated to your stent. If severe pain persists, contact your urologist. You may have a fragment stuck or your stent may have become displaced. An X-ray would show any problem. ...Read more

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2 ureteroscopys &2 lithotripsys done. The last 1showed great scarring in ureter. Have constant flank pain. No help/relief from many drs. Help! Please!

2 ureteroscopys &2 lithotripsys done. The last 1showed great scarring in ureter. Have constant flank pain. No help/relief from many drs. Help! Please!

Need more info: You have apparently had a workup by a urologist and I am surprised that you are still looking for a plan of more help. My advice is to get a second opinion and make an appointment with the head of urology at a large medical institution. That person will be able to secure a copy of all the tests that have been done and help you. It's the right thing to do, . ...Read more

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Is ureteroscopy possible? I have pain in my ureter for one year, I made cystoscopy and CT scan the results were normal, dr told me ureteroscopy is risky

No need...: Based on your provided info, ureteroscopy would not add any help for diagnosis so it is unnecessary. At this time, it is necessary to extend the evaluation by following instructions as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby it would be more likely to deduce right diagnosis for right care. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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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, ?

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

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I had a CT for my abdomen ache. A 5 mm calculus was found in the lower pole calyx of my right kidney. The doctor says I should get a lithotripsy done- doing cystoscopy in a few days. I have to travel Europe in few weeks. Second opinion?

Kidney stone: A 5mm stone in a lower pole calyx is hardly an urgent matter. These stones rarely cause symptoms. Cystoscopy is likely being done for an unrelated issue. (hematuria?). Still, eswl is the preferred treatment for renal stones in a non-obstructing position. ...Read more

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What is a cystoscopy or ureterscopy? Are they painful?

Here are...: The involved procedures are done under anesthesia so you would not feel a thing during the procedures. Cystoscopy is used to gain access through urethra into the bladder for diagnosis as well as rx for many conditions. Ureteroscopy, with much finer ; longer instruments, is used to diagnose and treat various diseases in ureters ; kidneys. And either scope can be rigid or flexible. Detail? Ask... ...Read more

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I have a 5mm stone that is stuck in the ureter, just outside the bladder. It needs to be removed. I wanted to avoid the invasiveness of a cytoscope. Is lithotripsy a good alternative? Is it better to have lithotripsy or a cytoscope to remove the stone. Li

I have a 5mm stone that is stuck in the ureter, just outside the bladder. It needs to be removed. I wanted to avoid the invasiveness of a cytoscope. Is lithotripsy a good alternative? Is it better to have lithotripsy or a cytoscope to remove the stone. Li

Two real options: You can either give time and use pain medications with tamsulosin. If this is not manageable for you, then the only intervention that should be recommended is a csytoscopy with ureteroscopy and stone removal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

Work with urologist: A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office. Local numbing gel should be placed in the urethra. Discomfort occurs when the scope passes across the urinary sphincter, and if the bladder overfills with the irrigation. Communicate with your urologist, making sure to let them know if you are having pain. Try to relax, maybe bring headphones and listen to music. Many do tolerate this well. ...Read more

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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks - pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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I'm scared for female cystoscopy- painful?

Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystoscopy?

Urology procedure: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ureteroscopy?

What is the definition or description of: ureteroscopy?

Visualizes ureter.: A ureteroscopy is performed in the operating room with general or spinal anesthesia to inspect the ureter for tumor or stones. A small, flexible, fiberoptic ureteroscope is introduced into the bladder, through the ureteral orifice, then up the ureter toward the kidney. A camera captures the image and displays it on a screen for the surgeon. ...Read more

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Extremely scared of cystoscopy! What do I need to expect for this?

Do not fear: Cystoscopy is just a way of your urologist to visualize the inside of your bladder. It is a relatively easy procedure to perform. Most urologists do procedure with some sort of anesthesia be it topical, general, or with sedation. ...Read more

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Is a ureteroscopy considered surgery?

Is a ureteroscopy considered surgery?

Yes: Although this doesn't require that anyone use a scalpel and cut something, many consider the process surgery. If you consider that it is often done in a surgical suite or procedures room, under local or general anesthesia, with all the drapes and sterile equipment, it fits the same general pattern. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lithotripsy?

Shock waves: It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass out with the urine. ...Read more

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a lithotripsy?

Yes: You receive intravenous sedation (and be glad that it's available!). ...Read more

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What is pneumaturia after cystoscopy?

Air in bladder: When cystoscopy was performed is common that small amount of air is pushed to the retreat into the bladder by the scope. Ultimately this airs expelled through the urethra with the urine. ...Read more

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Incontinence and cystoscopy- humiliated but need help?

Incontinence and cystoscopy- humiliated but need help?

Get help: See your local urogyn doc
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from there u will find a doc who can fix ur problem. ...Read more

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What is involved is seeing a urologist for a cystoscopy?

What is involved is seeing a urologist for a cystoscopy?

Several steps.: Cystoscopies are commonly office procedures. You will be asked to undress, put on a gown, then lie on table or chair. Your groin is prepped with antiseptic solution. A numbing gel may be placed in your urethra. A cystoscope will be placed into the bladder by the urologist; the initial entry is the most uncomfortable part. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder. You may get an antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Definition)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more