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How Long Should You Wait To Have Sex After Kidney Stone Surgery
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
How long should I be on bed rezt after kidney stone surgery with a stent inserted? Im a female and I have to go up and down stairs is that safe?
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Here are ...: The recovery time after kidney stone procedures may highly vary depending on the complexity with or without complications of the procedures as well as patient's coping ability. So, it may take 5-7 days or up to 2-3 weeks. Generally speaking, most of the patients cope well with it through proper peri-operative counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of pain medication. Ask Doc timel ...Read more
It depends: To make a generalization, it depends primarily on the size of the stone as well as the location. Anatomic factors may also play a role. Most stone procedures are not complicated; some may be if stones are large and/or multiple, infection is present, etc. ...Read more
Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swelling in the "kidney tube". Use pain relievers as prescribed and it should improve with time. If it doesn't, you are having fevers above 101 f or have nonstop nausea/vomiting, then seek medical attention. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Without a comprehensive stone work-up to deduce a reasonable preventive regimen, no specific recommendation for foods couldn't be given. But, maintaining >2500 cc of daily urine output + decreasing oral intake of salt, red meat, ; dairy products by 50% would be a decent effective advice to decrease future stone occurrence. ...Read more
I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?
For young age as you are, stone removal from kidney may be needed, when and how? These questions should be addressed by your urologist according to the size, shape, location of the stone, the history of spontaneous stone passage, and the symptom from the stones. Besides, how to prevent further stone recurrence after current stone removal needs to be addressed before procedures.
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Usually: Most stone procedures are fairly straightforward, but some can be very complex. If yours seems like a complicated case, do not hesitate to get a second opinion if possible. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what you mean. If you truly mean no surgery then it is almost by definition cheaper. However, the hidden costs of observation are in the amount of lost productivity due to being unable to work or go to school, the costs of er visits to treat pain, nausea, and vomiting, and the costs of the medications which help facilitate passage and control pain. ...Read more
My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?
I had laser kidney stone removal surgery in April and i still have pain and do not feel well . My dr said it takes time to feel better . I am 66 ?
Pain: Your doctor is right. He might also want to check an ultrasound or X-ray to make sure that there is no further blockage of your kidneys or ureters. ...Read more
Possibly: If by "traditional", you mean the need to surgically cut out stones from the kidney, ureter, or bladder then yes. These operations are rare in the western world nowadays, but they can be done via minimally invasive methods to minimize scarring. However, nearly all stones can be managed with external lithotripsy (noninvasive), endoscopically (no scar) or percutaneously (small scar) these days. ...Read more
Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent. ...Read more
My husband had kidney stone surgery where they put a tube in and go through the tube and get the kidney stone since surgery he been hurting?
Here are some ...: I assumed your husband's stone removal was through small opening(s) at the back. Generally speaking, surgically-related pain will gradually subsided and faded, but with a widely variable pace. If pain still persists even after 2-3 weeks with no sign of getting better but hitting hard with pain at moving certain direction, one has to worry about possible rare unavoidable injury to spinal nerve. ...Read more
I had Kidney stone surgery a month ago and had the stent out 7 days. I now have bilateral stones although all stones were removed. Is this possible?
Recurrence: Please contact your treating physician immediately. Although this is a fast recurrence, the important thing to do is ensure complete treatment. A nephrologist needs to identify the type of stones for you. Underlying disease states causing recurrent stones need to be tested for,and a 24 hour urine collection will be performed. Seek treatment at a tertiary academic medical center if possible. ...Read more
M south indian.Will it be painful to remove the tube attached to my kidney during kidney stone surgery done through my urethra?How do they remove it?
Here are some ...: Pulling out stent by the patients is nothing uncommon or unusual, and can be done nicely of course with some expected discomfort, which is still fast, more convenient, and less costly than being removed under anesthesia and through cystoscope. So, follow instructions to pull it out. ...Read more
Kidney stone removal surgery. The cxr after the surgery showed pleural effusion. How does someone get this after surgery on their kidney?
Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me
I had kidney stone surgery 5 days ago and my uvula is still stretched out my dr gave me a steroid pack to help out will it ever go back to normal
Ans: You should be fine follow the directions of your doctor and keep your follow up appts ...Read more
I had kidney stone surgery Tuesday basket removal bladder and uretha exploration and lazer done still bleeding lightly now still clotting and in a lot?
Notify urologist: Some urinary bleeding is not unusual and is not worrisome if it's light and clots don't interfere with urination. Drinking lots of fluids is helpful in this regard. Avoid aspirin or antiinflammatories like Aleve,Advil which can increase bleeding tendency. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. However if bleeding persists,becomes heavy and there are large clots, you must notify your urologist. ...Read more
M south indian.Is it normal to have pain while getting erection 1 week after urinary catheterization and a kidney stone surgery done through my penis?
I'm having kidney stone removal surgery at the end of april via the uretha. Can i get a tattoo on my wrist 2 weeks before for my birthday?
No problem: Will not interfere with your procedure and may it go well and successfully. ...Read more
M south indian.During my kidney stone surgery though my penis i could hear that tik tik stone crushing sound.How do they do it?Laser technology?
Probably yes...: Today, most of stones in the ureters or inside kidneys can be pulverized, removed or passed through long scope with holmium laser effectively and safely. The sound you might hear most likely is such laser, but its volume is low so hardly heard with other machine going on around in operating room. ...Read more
My brother's heart stopped after 80% kidney stone surgery as per doctors and now treatment on that is going on. Can u please explain why that happened?
Anesthesia, probably: I am not clear on what a "80% kidney stone" means, but usually, cardiac arrest during a procedure is related to anesthesia or medications given around the time of sedation. It is more likely if you have heart problems to begin with (heart disease, heart failure, etc.) But, sometimes, bad luck happens even in the hospital, so it could have been timing. Best wishes, hope all goes OK the 2nd time. ...Read more
My mom had a kidney stone surgery before 10 days.after surgery the stone didn't broke .stone went to pelvis.now bit fever.now ESR rate goes to 43.why ?
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
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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