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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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?

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.

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


Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How long do you have to wait to have sex after kidney stone surgery?

How long do you have to wait to have sex after kidney stone surgery?

Until UR pain free: Most kidney stone surgery os minimally invasive so pain should not last long. Go ahead when pain free and have the desire for sex.

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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How long should I be on bed rezt after kidney stone surgery with a stent inserted? I'm a female and I have to go up and down stairs is that safe?

How long should I be on bed rezt after kidney stone surgery with a stent inserted? I'm a female and I have to go up and down stairs is that safe?

Depends: If you feel fine and discomfort is tolerable, yes, you can move around and use stairs. If you have fever and uncontrollable pain, vomiting or dizziness you should contact your urologist immediately. In any case your doctor is the best guide, not internet.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

Under local. ..: If no thread is attached to the end of stent, the stent can be easily removed through a flexible cystoscopy under local anesthesia. Generally, it's not worthwhile to do so under sleep. Most patients tolerate very well. Best wish...

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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

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

Dr. Lane Childs Dr. Childs
Urology
30 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

Very common: Mild edema, or swelling, in the ureter is common after this surgery. This tends to subside soon. Hydrate well and see how you feel. Keep in touch with your urologist if the pain does sot subside.

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Dr. Terence Chapman Dr. Chapman
Urology - Oncology
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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How complicated is kidney stone removal surgery?

How complicated is kidney stone removal surgery?

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.

Dr. Terence Chapman Dr. Chapman
Urology - Oncology
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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How successfully can doctors do a kidney stone removal surgery?

How successfully can doctors do a kidney stone removal surgery?

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.

Dr. David Vandersteen Dr. Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
27 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Is non-surgical kidney stone removal a lot cheaper than doing the surgery?

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.

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Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?

My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?

Maybe: Or stone fragment still there. Can be inflammation from previous stone and the previous procedure. Call his urologist. May need to be seen.

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Dr. Michael Louie Dr. Louie
Urology
15 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Terence Chapman Dr. Chapman
Urology - Oncology
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Does traditional kidney stone surgery leave a scar?

Does traditional kidney stone surgery leave a scar?

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.

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer Dr. Stringer
Radiology
43 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can kidney stone surgery prolong your period?

No: There should be effect on your period.

Dr. Eric Umbreit Dr. Umbreit
Urology
10 years in practice
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Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

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.

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Dr. Lane Childs Dr. Childs
Urology
30 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

Depends: The size and location of the stone determines how long the procedure requires for completion. The two most common stone procedures are ureteroscopy and shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), and both typically require less than one hour for completion.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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M south indian. Can anyone suggest me foods I have to careful with after my kidney stone surgery?

M south indian. Can anyone suggest me foods I have to careful with after my kidney stone surgery?

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.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?

Necessary?: 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. Talk with doctor.

Dr. Terence Chapman Dr. Chapman
Urology - Oncology
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

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.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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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.

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Kidney Stone (Definition)

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


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Kidney Stone Removal (Definition)

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