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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

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. Patricia Foster
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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