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Is It Normal For Stent Used For Kidney Stone To Hurt
Not at all.: Although the kidney itself has no pain receptors, the structures around it do, such as the ureter (that drains into the bladder) and the capsule (that encases the kidney). When there is swelling, infection, blockage, or inflammation in or around the kidney, such as occurs with stone removal, it's normal to have pain. It should decrease with time. Call doctor if fever or blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Life long (in kidney artery) or usually three months or longer depending on type of stent (in the ureter) and also depends on reason for stent, but is it in kidney artery or ureter as kidney doesn't really need stents unless kidney artery is tightly narrow or unless ureter is blocked due to some condition! ...Read more
None,...: There is no connection between ED and kidney stone. But, as age increases, more diseases and drug uses may coexist, resulting in gradual physical dysfunction in various parts of body. So, practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle will surely give us a best possible chance to live a longer happier life. ...Read more
Yes it is: Would be good to have it removed. ...Read more
I have a kidney stone and the urologist said its 4x10 mm long-ways in the ureter. She has scheduled surgery, but is it possible for it to pass?
Kidney stones in between bladder/kidney why so long to be removed been a week stint inserted can ultra sound be used?
Depends: The stent was inserted to bypass the stone and so relieve your pain.You did not mention the diameter of the stone but if it is in the mid ureter as you say, it can be handled endoscopically by removal or laser fragmentation.The urologist may decide to use lithotripsy depending on the details of size...Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not often: Having a ct scan exposes a person to low doses of radiation. Most people will have at least one ct scan in there lifetime, which is not harmful. However, people with chronic conditions, like stones, may be exposed to radiation from imaging tests like ct scans multiple times in their life, which can be harmful. Trying to use alternative methods like ultrasound, if possible, is a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to urologists. : Watchful waiting may be perfectly reasonable, but there will always be a risk that the stone may obstruct, cause extreme pain, or become larger requiring a more invasive procedure later. If you work as a pilot, driver, or other such field, it would be advisable to get treatment early. Talk with your urologist and come to consensus about when you'd pursue treatment for the stone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Placing ureteral stent after transureteral procedures for stones or strictures or tumors, etc. is a common useful practice to prevent unwanted post-procedural ureteral obstruction; of course, it's judged by surgeon. At times, for small stone at lower part of ureter, stent may not be required. So, ask urologist for individual details timely. ...Read more
Doubtful: If the 3mm value was from an x-ray and you had a subsequent ct or ultrasound it is possible that the subsequent exam could have demonstrated a larger, but uncalcified matrix that would not show up on a plain x-ray. ...Read more
My kidney stone is 4mm x 1cm long.Had it CT scanned & it has an inch of ureter to still pass thru. Is it going to pass to my bladder? Taking flomax (tamsulosin)
Here are some...: If the degree of hydronephrosis - kidney dilation - is acceptable, you may wait and see with Flomax (tamsulosin) since this stone has already worked its way down thus far although the very end of ureter is the most difficult point to pass through. However, generally speaking, a stone suck a the same spot for more than 2-3 weeks will become less likely to pass; then intervention to remove it is reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have an kidney stone & a double-j stent. directly after peeing, the kidney hurts some. is it stone or stent?
Here is ...: This phenomenon usually results from the presence of stent, which induces a jeking-effect to kidney while its lower end may touch the bladder neck & sequentially transmit such irritation at the end of each urination. Such undesirable effect may ease by changing to a stent of more suitable length, but clinically maybe unnecessary because the timing for such change and a following procedures is same ...Read more
My one kidney is contracted due to calcui.Is it possible to make it function again as now m done with d lazer operatn of stone causing obstruction?
Perhaps: With relief of obstruction sometimes function improves. A lot depends on how much residual function in kidney and how long the obstruction was present. Your urologist with evaluation of your kidneys by various imaging and functional studies should know the function of the kidney. At least removal of stone prevents further damage to kidney. ...Read more
I understand a stint is placed to allow the kidney stone to pass. But why would they wait 3 weeks after the stint is placed to laser the stone?
Kidney stones: The stent is passed more to insure good urine flow (avoid blockage) than to pass the stone. The reason they wait is to allow the inflammation caused by the stone, when it's under a lot of pressure, to settle down. There are fewer complications with definitive treatment when the inflammation is resolved. ...Read more
Ultrasonic treatment for kidney stones on monday 4/9 is it normal to still be having blood in the urine and having to go to the bathroom frequently after a procedure to get rid of kidney stones 5 days ago?
7 - 14 days: Hence antibiotics 4 kidney infections are prescribed 4 at least 2 weeks. ...Read more
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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