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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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How after lithotripsy treatment you have sex?

How after lithotripsy treatment you have sex?

Thanks for asking!: No need to hold off afterwards, so long as your pain is under control. ...Read more

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How long befor you can have sex after lithotripsey shock wave treatment?

How long befor you can have sex after lithotripsey shock wave treatment?

Safe ssx: I don't know of any specific recommendations. Common sense will tell you waiting 24-48 hours might not be inadvisable. If you are pain free and healthy otherwise after a short abstinence you might resume your sexual activities. ...Read more

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I recently had laser lithotripsy for a 8 mm stone removal. I still have a Stent in place as well. How long do I have to wait before having sex or mast?

I recently had laser lithotripsy for a 8 mm stone removal. I still have a Stent in place as well. How long do I have to wait before having sex or mast?

Anytime: You may resume "sex or mast" anytime you want to. There is no contra-indication to doing so while having a stent (although you may not feel up to it so to speak. ...Read more

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How long should a patient obstain from sex after a lithotripsy kidney stone removal?

How long should a patient obstain from sex after a lithotripsy kidney stone removal?

No need: Side effects from eswl have very little to do with intercourse. There is no reason to abstain from intercourse after eswl, unless it is very vigorous. This can potentially cause bleeding from an injured kidney, but in general, there is no contraindications. ...Read more

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If I had sex but then got my period and it was heavy and then the following month I didn't have sex but when my period came it was light and brown tinged with red and didn't last long what could that mean? Is there anyway I could be pregnant? I didn't hav

If I had sex but then got my period and it was heavy and then the following month I didn't have sex but when my period came it was light and brown tinged with red and didn't last long what could that mean? Is there anyway I could be pregnant? I didn't hav

Yes, you may be: If you had unprotected sexual intercourse with a fertile man, there is a risk you may be pregnant or may have been pregnant. Be safe: check you blood betaHCG and consult a gyn regarding using an IUD or a subdermal implant which are the most effective contraceptive methods to prevent you from getting pregnant until you are ready. ...Read more

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Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Probably not: But the only way to tell is with a pregnancy test. If you do not wish to have babies now, then use contraception. It is available everywhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?

How long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?

Depends.: Depending on the amount of stone debris you have in your kidney's urine collecting system (called the renal calyces and the renal pelvis) and the ureter. Your Urologist may take the stent out in a few days to a few weeks. The stents have to be changed periodically, so they don't become blocked. ...Read more

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

Vary...: Do you mean get over eswl-related discomfort or total post-eswl stone/fragment passage? For post-eswl discomfort, it may highly vary, days to weeks, depending on what you're and how your body/kidney responds to eswl. For stone/fragment passage, it may take 1 week to months, depending on the load ; density of stones and the eswl effectiveness to disintegrate them; it may take 1 week to months, or.. ...Read more

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I just had lithotripsy for an 8 mm stone. Another stone at 5 mm remains. Should it be removed? If so, what is the wait time between lithotripsies?

Ask your MD: If you're taking tamsulosin, you should pass that fragment without surgery. 6 weeks before you should get another lithotripsy. Your urologist also may do a ureteroscopy this time for improved chances of clearing that fragment. ...Read more

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After lithotripsy, how long does it take stone to pass?

Depend...: Do you mean eswl - extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? If so, the duration to pass sands and fragments disintegrated stones vary greatly from days to months depending upon the load and size of fragments. In some cases, procedures through urethra and ureter are required to remove the stuck/impacted fragments inside ureter. So, ask doc timely for individual variation and expectation. ...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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How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

Depends: Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.

Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.

Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.

Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more

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After kidney stones are removed by lithotripsy --how long will your kidney hurt afterwards?

After kidney stones are removed by lithotripsy --how long will your kidney hurt afterwards?

LITHOTRIPSY: This is a treatment to break up the stones. The stones have to pass afterward and that is when the pain comes if they're not small enough to go right through. ...Read more

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Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Pre-ovulation: The lh surge detection kits determine approximately 24 to 48 hours before ovulation. This is the time when intercourse should occur. ...Read more

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Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Hymenotomy: Your doctor can perform a hymenotomy to relax the hymenal ring and decrease your symptoms. This can be done in the clinic with a local anesthtic but is most often done in an operating room under adequate general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for lithotripsy soon but read long term side effects may include diabetes ii, hypertension & renal damage. I'm terrified. Is this true?

I am scheduled for lithotripsy soon but read long term side effects may include diabetes ii, hypertension & renal damage. I'm terrified. Is this true?

Unlikely.: Most long-term studies have not demonstrated any increased risk for the diseases that you mentioned. Eswl has been used extensively worldwide for over 25 years without report of adverse events. ...Read more

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1 week post lithotripsy. Kidney pain (not like stone pain) is getting worse, as is nausea. No stone frag yet. Is ER needed or wait for DR Appt?

1 week post lithotripsy. Kidney pain (not like stone pain) is getting worse, as is nausea. No stone frag yet. Is ER needed or wait for DR Appt?

See your doctor: The key here is the trend.... WORSENING pain must be evaluated. I encourage you to visit the doctor who did lithotripsy. No reason to live with worsening pain. ...Read more

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I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

Stress: 90% of doctor visits are related to stress so I'm right with that answer most of the time. There are some medical conditions & hormone abnormalities that affect libido however. ...Read more

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Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Maybe. Maybe not.: If already pregnant, that would mean the "period" was not a real menstrual period, because having a real menstrual period clears out the uterus... So having a real menstrual period means not pregnant at that time. ...Read more

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Laser lithotripsy 10 days ago, stent (no string) will be removed in a week. Dr said no sexual activity. Is sex risky? Had wet dream is that a problem?

Laser lithotripsy 10 days ago, stent (no string) will be removed in a week. Dr said no sexual activity. Is sex risky? Had wet dream is that a problem?

Here are some...: It's surely okay to experience wet dream. As to not having sex, this advice is more for politically correctness stressing love-tender care than for professional necessity intending to ease irritation of bladder neck & prostate urethra from orgasm-related vigorous contraction. Oh! Stent removal can be done under local anesthesia if stone was properly zapped and extracted. More? Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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Doc. If I have sex 3days in a row there is sometimes a pain inside me depending on how fast he enters, after my orgasm I hav my period. Is it normal??

Doc. If I have sex 3days in a row there is sometimes a pain inside me depending on how fast he enters, after my orgasm I hav my period. Is it normal??

Lubricant: When sex is frequent sometimes using a lubricant helps avoid the trauma to the delicate vaginal tissue. Bleeding after intercourse should be evaluated by an Obgyn. ...Read more

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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