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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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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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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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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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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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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