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Dr. John Tillett
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Kidney Stone Removal (Overview)

Kidney stone removal can be performed with shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopic extraction with laser or basket.


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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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Dr. John Tillett
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Kidney Stone Removal (Overview)

Kidney stone removal can be performed with shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopic extraction with laser or basket.


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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Here are some...: Calcium oxalate stone - monohydrate or dihydrate, is the most common kidney stone with monohydrate one as hardest. When and how to remove it should be based on the size, location, number of stones, and kidney anatomical structure and past history of stone passage and management to decide. So, ask and work with Doc closely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Tip)

Treating Kidney Stones

Risk of recurrence of kidney stone increases 10% each year after the initial stone formation. ...See more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

It depends: Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy - stones in ureter or kidney percutaneous nephrolithotomy - stones > 2cm or 10-15mm in lower pole. Inpatient procedure often combined with one or both of the above procedures over the course of several days. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Tip)

Treating Kidney Stones

Do not throw away a kidney stone when you pass it! have it analyzed! ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Can you tell me is kidney stone removal hurtful?

Anesthesia: Stone surgeries are typically done under anesthesia so you should be comfortable. Of course the location and size of the stone make an impact in your overall recovery. You should do well. ...Read more

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Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Usually, disappear..: Stone removal for pain from its blockage will relieve its related symptoms, but if requiring a stent as part of stone management, you have to endure its related pain especially during/at the end of voiding. Fortunately, counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of drug to relieve pain or bladder irritation will make most of patients reasonably comfortable to cope with it. ...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


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