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Dr. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Reasons for acute head ache after unsuccesful kidney stone laser surgery & inducing stent in urinary tract.

Reasons for acute head ache after unsuccesful kidney stone laser surgery & inducing stent in urinary tract.

Kidney stone: Not likely related to the procedure itself but may be related to the anesthesia, especially if you had a spinal anesthetic.

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. 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?

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. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dear Dr, I had a recent surgery for a kidney stone (laser) my pre op list said possible mitral stenosis, would I be operated on or sedated undiagnosed?

Dear Dr, I had a recent surgery for a kidney stone (laser) my pre op list said possible mitral stenosis, would I be operated on or sedated undiagnosed?

"possible MS": The devil's in the details! If your preop list says "possible mitral stenosis", I presume you don't have severe MS. If you don't have severe MS, there's no serious risk of anesthesia or elective surgery. (If you do have severe MS, it should be corrected regardless of whether you have kidney stones and/or need elective surgery).

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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M south indian. During my kidney stone surgery though my penis I could hear that tik tik stone crushing sound. How do they do it? Laser technology?

M south indian. During my kidney stone surgery though my penis I could hear that tik tik stone crushing sound. How do they do it? Laser technology?

Probably yes...: Today, most of stones in the ureters or inside kidneys can be pulverized, removed or passed through long scope with holmium laser effectively and safely. The sound you might hear most likely is such laser, but its volume is low so hardly heard with other machine going on around in operating room.

Dr. Michael Gross Dr. Gross
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
42 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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.

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. Peter Mowschenson Dr. Mowschenson
Surgery
44 years in practice
Austral University Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
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I've had 4 laser surgeries & 2 parathyroid (found nothing wrong w/parathyroid either time) and I produce kidney stones non stop in both kidneys. Wh?

I've had 4 laser surgeries & 2 parathyroid (found nothing wrong w/parathyroid either time) and I produce kidney stones non stop in both kidneys. Wh?

? wrong diagnosis.: You may not have actually hyperparathyroidism or you could have an extra abnormal parathyroid in what we call and ectopic location. Get a second endocrinology opinion. You have had too much surgery.

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Dr. William Nyman Dr. Nyman
Radiology
34 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Sex after surgery to remove kidney stone?

Sex after surgery to remove kidney stone?

Depends: What procedure you had, the results and your baseline health will determine when you can return to normal activities, including sex. Ask your surgeon. Stone removal can be done many ways from a minimally invasive cystoscopy to open surgery.

Dr. Marius Frasie Dr. Frasie
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Steven Chmielewski Dr. Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology
26 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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12mm kidney stone can it be removed without surgery?

Maybe.: There are many ways to deal with stones. It depends on their composition, size and location. Usually a stone that size will require some sort of intervention, and may be amenable to eswl (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy).

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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Which size kidney stone can be passed without surgery?

Which size kidney stone can be passed without surgery?

Smaller is better: In one large study the passage rate was 78% for stones measuring 1 to 4 mm, 60% for those 5 to7 mm, and 39% for those 8 mm or larger.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I have a 1.5cm kidney stone and I'm very scared to get surgery. Is there another way?

I have a 1.5cm kidney stone and I'm very scared to get surgery. Is there another way?

Lithotripsy: Quite often stone can be broken up by sound waves applied externally and the small fragments then pass through the urine. Do discuss this option with your doctor. See this site for more info. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007113.htm.

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. 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. Axel Martinez-Irizarry Dr. Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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What to do if I have a kidney stone and was wandering what's the chance of having surgery?

What to do if I have a kidney stone and was wandering what's the chance of having surgery?

Size Matters.: If it is larger than 7mm usually either lithotripsy or surgical removal is indicated, depending on severity. If there is swelling of the kidneys the chance is higher.

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. John Nesbitt Dr. Nesbitt
Urology
37 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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When will fragments pass from a kidney stone after lithotripsy surgery?

When will fragments pass from a kidney stone after lithotripsy surgery?

Varies: Stone fragments may begin passing immediately. In some cases, depending on the location of the stone within the kidney, the fragments may pass up to several months after the treatment.

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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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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