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Kidney Stone Lithotripsy Doesn T Work
Use Laser: Some types of stones do not fracture well with shockwave lithotripsy. If the stone needs to be treated then either ureteroscopy (scope from bladder up ureter) with laser can be used or a scope through the back directly into the kidney can be used. The latter procedure is for larger stones, usually over 2cm, and is called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl). ...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
Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.
Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.
Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.
Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Your chances of making another stone are greater then someone who has never had a stone but it is by no means assured. See your urologist and review xrays to see if any other stones are already present in the kidneys. If not, ask for specific prevention measures to adopt. Start by drinking enough liquid to make 2 liters of urine per day. Dietary restrictions are based on stone composition. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
ESWL: Depends-if your stone is radiolucent (eg uric acid/cysteine) you could manage it medically and dissolve it. If radio-opaque/calcium in composition, while unlikely to "pass" intact, would be best managed with eswl as a minimally-invasive mono-therapy. (pcnl would be too invasive, except with significant anatomic variation (eg calyceal diverticulum/infundibular stenosis). Possible ureterorenoscopy? ...Read more
How soon do you perform lithotripsy when a large kidney stone is detected? I have one meaning 17mmx12mmx5mm
Here's some...: There is no set timing advice for kidney stone of 17x12x5 'm, but depending on stone-related symptoms, past history of stone management, possible stone-related anatomical changes. So, ask urologist for details timely. ...Read more
No need: Side effects from eswl have very little to do with intercourse. There is no reason to abstain from intercourse after eswl, unless it is very vigorous. This can potentially cause bleeding from an injured kidney, but in general, there is no contraindications. ...Read more
Is generally safe, decision to go for it depends on several factors, your child's doctor (s) would know better, check this link for more info, good luck
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics? Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9 ...Read more
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
If I am admitted for a kidney stone manual extraction or lithotripsy how long will I be in the hospital. Right now I am not able to control pain?
5 mm. Kidney stone that has been sitting at the top of the ureter for 9 days. Urologist recommends Lithotripsy. Reasonable or useless to tough it out?
Should pass without: Need for intervention. Also depends upon symptoms. You have had multiple stones in past & presumably passed most or all. Worth active intervention to remove ureteroscopically or have stent placed if UR in pain. This is very small stone & certainly too small for extra-corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Hope you have had metabolic work-up for stones! ...Read more
Kidney disease: You need to see the urologist who placed the stent to get further information as soon as possible. If your kidney function was normal before the procedure, you have acute kidney disease which needs to be evaluated. If the urologist finds nothing wrong, go to a nephrologist to see if you have some kidney disease not related to your kidney stone or stent placement. See these doctors quickly. ...Read more
Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?
Can a kidney stone issue cause referred pain in my neck & shoulder? I just had a stent & lithotripsy procedure last month. Followup appt. Soon.
Kidney stone: Yes- although more commonly referred to the pelvic area. ...Read more
12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?
LITHOTRIPSY: This is a treatment to break up the stones. The stones have to pass afterward and that is when the pain comes if they're not small enough to go right through. ...Read more
LITHO!: Eswl is one of the most common options for treating kidney stones. ...Read more
See answer: Most patients can undergo this procedure, which can often be done with IV sedation as opposed to general anesthesia. Patients must be off blood thinners (eg, aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa) and have no active infection. Success rates are best in stones less than 2 cm. Anatomic abnormalities (eg, ureteral stricture or horseshoe kidney) must be taken into account. ...Read more
No: If by "a wound" you mean ulcerated skin, no it is not. A small bruise or reddened area is usually all that occurs. Discuss with the treating urologist. ...Read more
I had lithotripsy yesterday for 1 out of 2 kidney stones. After several urinations including this morning, I've yet to pass any fragments. Normal?
2nd time kidney stones w/in 10mos. 1x: 3mm-stuck in l distal ureter & 6mm-l kidney. 2x: 5mm & 2mm-l kidney & 5mm-r kidney. Do I get lithotripsy again?
Possibly: Lithotripsy's results depend on the size and location of the stones along the urinary tract. However, equally importantly, you need to be investigated to figure out why you are having recurrent stones, and take appropriate measures like increased water intake (and, possibly other medications) that should reduce your risk of future stones. ...Read more
I have had lithotripsy for a size 6 and 9 kidney stones in march now my right kidney feels like it may have a stone is that possible? What can keep me from getting them?
Scientists have discovered any other alternatives to get rid of kidney stones other than surgery or lithotripsy?
Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?
I believe that I have scar tissue in my penis from kidney stones and lithotripsy. Should I get this taken care of?
I am confused: Your question is a bit vague. Kidney stones and eswl do not cause scar in the penis. If you are referring to peyronie's, thi sis not cause by that. Urethral stricture (scarring) is totally different and if you had any instrumentation you are at risk and it may need to be fixed. ...Read more
I underwent lithotripsy last dec. For kidney stones. Now I was supposed to have my period last week but I didn't I had negative home pregnancy test?
See answer: There are many reasons why a woman may have a delayed menstrual period other than pregnancy. Common causes include anything which causes physical, mental, or emotional stress, weight issues, medications, over-exercising, and even a change in one's regular routine. If no period, would recommend a second pregnancy test 1 week after the first negative test along with a call to your ob-gyn md. ...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