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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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When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What surgical procedure is a fixation of a floating kidney?

What surgical procedure is a fixation of a floating kidney?

Nephropexy.: All native kidneys move a few centimeters with inspiration, body position, movement, etc. A few can move more than that if they are 'looser' attached to the body. It is seen more often on the right side. Sometimes patients with 'kidney pain' are told their kidneys move too much and the pain can be relieved with a 'nephropexy' procedure. I would advise against that. No evidence it works. ...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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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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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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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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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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What is the procedure kub for blasting a kidney stone?

What is the procedure kub for blasting a kidney stone?

Do you mean: Lithotripsy? If so, it uses high energy sound waves to break up kidney stones into smaller pieces that the patient can then pass in their urine. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones and what is procedure for dissolving called?

What causes kidney stones and what is procedure for dissolving called?

Several causes: Generally increased saturation of urine with oxalates procedure is lithotripsy - the ultrasound breakdown of the calculi. ...Read more

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Describe an ultrasound procedure for kidney stones?

Describe an ultrasound procedure for kidney stones?

Easy peasy: Usually you will be asked to come with a full bladder. Gel will be placed on your skin and a tech will place a small device over the gel to take pictures, typically of your bladder first. It is painless. Then, you will likely be asked to empty bladder, then kidneys will be imaged same way. If you have ever seen a pregnant woman get an ultrasound it is the same thing, just in a different area. ...Read more