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Kidney Laser Stone Treatment
My father age is 47 he has stone in kidney . He is in pain what can I do and is laser treatment is good for my father that break stone please answer fast?
Go to see urologist: How to treat pain-causing kidney stone is based on the size, shape, location, and density of the offending stone, and the degree of pain and clinical pictures such as chill and fever, surgeon's skill, etc. .... So, go to see experienced urologist for detailing... In my experience, more than 75 % of stones in ureter and kidney can be broken to disintegrate with laser but... ...Read more
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
I had a kidney stone & recv shockwave treatment 2x, it reformed 1yr later, I have 5stones, 1-6mm & 4-1mm should I do laser treatment and stent?
Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have to have an ultrasound to verify that I have a stone in my left kidney. If I do what might the treatment be to treat a stone inside the kidney?
Stones: That are small and non obstructing may not need treatment at all. If treatment is required, it can usually be done with an instrument called a ureteroscope and a laser fiber passed through the scope to break up the stone. There are also machines that can break up the stones from outside the body. ...Read more
What is the permanent solution or treatment for kidney stone without giving up a person's favorite food?
Depends: It all depends on size of the stone and location. Your doctor should create a treatment plan accordingly. If stone is large, ultrasound waves are used to destroy the stones. Surgery may also be indicated when appropriate. ...Read more
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