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Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

Yes, but...: 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. ...Read more

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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I have calculus in left kidney measuring 4.5mm what procedure i will do for cure?

I have calculus in left kidney measuring 4.5mm what procedure i will do for cure?

Depends: 4.5 mm stone is at the upper limits of what may be passable through the ureter and into bladder. Usually < 5mm. Most urologists will give you a month trial to pass provided your kidney isn't swollen and functioning ok. He/she may also put you on something to help pass it. If becomes severely painful ESWL is the preferred choice if in kidney ( shock wave ). If moves, urologist may fetch. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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What can I expect for my son who is about to have a sting procedure for kidney reflux?

What can I expect for my son who is about to have a sting procedure for kidney reflux?

Good result: It depends on the severity of the reflux, but the success rate is 80 to 90 percent. Patients go home soon after surgery with minimal discomfort. Talk to your urologist. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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I had a kidney stone procedure done 2 days ago. They used the shockwave procedure. I am back in pain. Feels like another stone. Is this normal?

I had a kidney stone procedure done 2 days ago. They used the shockwave procedure. I am back in pain. Feels like another stone. Is this normal?

Yes: You may be passing fragments. Make sure you are taking Flomax (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter. If your urologist placed a stent, you may be having stent pain. As long as you don't have a fever, you should be ok. ...Read more

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I have questions about kidney biopsy procedure... how does it work and what will it tell the doctors? I'm having one tomorrow and I have questions.

I have questions about kidney biopsy procedure... how does it work and what will it tell the doctors? I'm having one tomorrow and I have questions.

Complex issue: It is difficult to address the issue in the limited space available for answers. You may consult the site listed below for basic information and if you still have questions, it is appropriate to ask your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003907.htm ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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After kidney stone procedure, can you have sex?

If you want to: If you feel up for it there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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Is there a non surgical procedure to remove large kidney stones from the body?

Is there a non surgical procedure to remove large kidney stones from the body?

Minimally invasive: Occasionally, large stones need to be removed via a combined percutaneous and endoscopic approach. An interventional radiologist will place a wide diameter sheath into your kidney through your flank. The urologist will the pass an endoscope through the sheath and remove the stone using shock waves. ...Read more

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My son 1 month old has blok in kidney what is procedure?

My son 1 month old has blok in kidney what is procedure?

Cause dependent: Hydronephrosis is caused by narrowing of the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder (urether); blockage in the kidney or bladder; or vesicouretal reflux, when a faulty valve between the bladder and the ureter causes the urine to back up into the kidney when the bladder fills or empties. A duplication anomaly (two ureters leading from the kidney, multicystic dysplastic kidney. ...Read more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not miss dialysis sessions
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Eat low phosphorus foods
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Eat low potassium diet
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Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Inserting new kidney: Healthy kidney obtained from a cadaver or live donor who is as close as possible to being a perfect tissue match to proposed recipient. Kidney is inserted into recipient by joining arteries ; veins of donor kidney to those of recipient ; donor ureter to recipient bladder. See diagram. Recipient then requires medication to try ; prevent recipient's body fro rejecting this new ; foreign organ. ...Read more

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Last year CTscan showed stone in Left Kidney of 1.2cm, this year CTscan (different location) 12mm x14mm. Is it bigger? Best procedure to have?

Last year CTscan showed stone in Left Kidney of 1.2cm, this year CTscan (different location) 12mm x14mm.  Is it bigger?  Best procedure to have?

Get it treated: 1.2 CM = 12 mm so I would say it is the same size. You should get this treated either with shockwave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy. Glad to talk with you about the relative merits of either approach. ...Read more

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Doctor I wanna ask u about my uncle he is having kidney problem ..I mean his kidney got shrink so plz tell us how to do his treament and all procedure?

Doctor I wanna ask u about my uncle he is having kidney problem ..I mean his kidney got shrink so plz tell us how to do his treament and all procedure?

Nephrology: refer to a board certified nephrologist. He will need a thorough renal workup including blood, urine testing, renal ultrasounds and perhaps a CTscan-make him an appontment with a specialist. ...Read more

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