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Kidney Stone Laser Surgery Recovery
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reasons for acute head ache after unsuccesful kidney stone laser surgery & inducing stent in urinary tract .
54/M. Diabetic for 25 yrs. Asymptomatic Gallstone of 8mm, a Kidney stone of 4mm. Surgery for Kidney stone in 2days. Should Gall Surgery be delayed?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?
Possible: It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter ( which is the tube from kidney to the bladder) small size stones may not be seen on ct. Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gallstone: Just the presence of a gallstone on a study in and of itself is not an indication for surgery. Symptoms of recurrent upper abdominal discomfort with gas bloating & nausea after eating, painful yellow jaundice, recurrent vomiting after eating, abnormal liver blood tests; each can be an indication for surgery. Discuss and review your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal: With modern cataract surgery techniques pain either during or after the surgery is generally very mild or even absent. Some patients will experience a mild foreign body sensation or scratching feeling for a day or two, and some have a very mild pressure feeling. Usually, otc medications, typically tylenol or acetaminophen, are all that are required for pain control, and many patients don't use any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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