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Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Nephrolithotomy: While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters. These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist. ...Read more

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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


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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Not typically: There is nothing inherent to this procedure which would lower a persons threshold for seizure. Individuals at risk for seizure should know that these procedures often require anesthesia and the use of those medications may change the effectiveness of anti-seizure medications. This can be discussed with the anesthesia team prior to scheduling a procedure. ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Here are some ...: Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain. Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Complications from kidney stone operation stent?

Complications from kidney stone operation stent?

Burn with urination: The stent usually causes some urinary frequency and urgency. Once the stent is removed, these symptoms quickly resolve. ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

ESWL,fluids,etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more

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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Can non-obstructing kidney stone be painful?

Can non-obstructing kidney stone be painful?

Rarely: It's unlikely because stone pain comes from blockage of urine flow. Some stones can move in and out of an obstructing position and cause intermittent pain. ...Read more

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Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location. Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chance of pasing spontaneously. Medication might help. Otherwise, lithotripsy might be necessary. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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How to remove kidney stone located mid calyx of lift kidney?

How to remove kidney stone located mid calyx of lift kidney?

Here are some ...: First, decide if it's necessary to remove it now. For necessity or prevention, shock wave (ESWL) or laser procedure through urethra, bladder, ureter to kidney is an equally viable option for a stone ...Read more

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Is lithotripsy effective to pulverize small stone of 3 mm in kidney?

Is lithotripsy effective to pulverize small stone of 3 mm in kidney?

Yes: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones permanently damage the kidney?

Can kidney stones permanently damage the kidney?

Yes: Depending on the size of the stones, they can can obstruction of drainage of the urine, and worst case scenario end-stage renal disease. ...Read more

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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?

Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?

Lithotripsy limited: To breaking up the stone and it must still pass. The stone can grow and get worse if that is all that is done. Removal has less overall risk, despite stents... ...Read more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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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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Laser (Definition)

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