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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. ...Read more

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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How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

Depends: The size and location of the stone determines how long the procedure requires for completion. The two most common stone procedures are ureteroscopy and shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) , and both typically require less than one hour for completion. ...Read more

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I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?

I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?

Necessary?: For young age as you are, stone removal from kidney may be needed, when and how? These questions should be addressed by your urologist according to the size, shape, location of the stone, the history of spontaneous stone passage, and the symptom from the stones. Besides, how to prevent further stone recurrence after current stone removal needs to be addressed before procedures. Talk with doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?

My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?

Maybe: Or stone fragment still there. Can be inflammation from previous stone and the previous procedure. Call his urologist. May need to be seen. ...Read more

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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 ?

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. ...Read more

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How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

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 more

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Kidney stone removal surgery. The cxr after the surgery showed pleural effusion. How does someone get this after surgery on their kidney?

Kidney stone removal surgery. The cxr after the surgery showed pleural effusion. How does someone get this after surgery on their kidney?

What procedure: How much effusion? What fluids given by anesthesia? Any central lines? Concern would be bleeding in chest, unless a lot of abdominal fluid used and the ascites extended to just one chest? ...Read more

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Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me

Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet  around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me

Ok, ...: For an average healthy man, it is okay to use both at the same time with Percocet for pain and Ditropan (oxybutynin) for urgency from bladder irritation/ spasm - not for incomplete bladder emptying. So, ask doc for specifics of care and decide. ...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


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Kidney Stone Removal (Definition)

Kidney stone removal can be performed with shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopic extraction ...Read more