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Laser Lithotripsy Side Effects
Pain from procedure: Shock waves are typically applied through an interface brought into direct contact with the skin of the flank region on the side of interest. When shock waves are delivered, they can be quite uncomfortable. Anesthesia is needed to keep the patient comfortable, but also to help the patient stay still so that the shock waves can remain focused on the stone to maximize the chances of fragmenting it ...Read more
Here are some...: Anything is on its way of constant evolution and change; so is lithotripsy. The key factors affecting how laser or US-lithotripsy lie on the flexibility of involved equipment and the accessibility to kidneys or ureters, & of course, professional proficiency. Considering all possible contributing factors, laser litho has been holding its edge of advantages in treating stones in ureters/kidneys.... ...Read more
Why would u pass large pieces of epitheleal cell 4 weeks postop laser lithotripsy, is my ureter shedding, i still have major hyrdonephrosis?
I have a lot of white small tissue pieces in my urine after 22 days ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and also was suspicious TCC, what I will do?
I had ureteroscopy laser lithotripsy 4 weeks ago and 4 the last 5 days have been passing large pieces of tissue, over 70. Is this normal after surgery?
Clots: It is highly unlikely that you're actually passing pieces of tissue. It is somewhat common however to pass gelatinous clots of blood following ureteroscopic procedures. ...Read more
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Laser lithotripsy 10 days ago, stent (no string) will be removed in a week.dr said no sexual activity.is sex risky? Had wet dream is that a problem?
Here are some...: It's surely okay to experience wet dream. As to not having sex, this advice is more for politically correctness stressing love-tender care than for professional necessity intending to ease irritation of bladder neck & prostate urethra from orgasm-related vigorous contraction. Oh! Stent removal can be done under local anesthesia if stone was properly zapped and extracted. More? Ask your urologist. ...Read more
Had laser lithotripsy 9 days ago 4 stone removal. Ureteral stent for 8 more days told no sex or sexual activity til removed. Why & what do they mean?
Here are some...: The recommendation provided after the reported procedures is commonly given in attempting and assuming to ease voiding symptoms from local irritation to usually already inflamed bladder neck and prostate urethra. Is that really necessary for professional reasons, which could be in doubt or for political correctness, which probably plays major role in such advice? So, Ask Doc for mutual agreement. ...Read more
SUFFERING OXALATE STONE BLOCKING TOP 1/3 OF ONE KIDNEY...LASER LITHOTRIPSY DID NOT GET IT ALL...NOW HAVE VENOUS STASIS AND HYPERTENSION...WAITING FOR?
I had lithotripsy laser surgery about 2 weeks ago i still have stones in my kidney today I tried doing zumba &hurt is this bc of the surgery or stones?
Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?
Yes and No: Smart lipo is a type of liposuction using laser energy near the undersurface of the skin to assist with skin retraction post lipo. In my practice, I have had good results in the neck, lower face and upper extremities using laser lipo. Laser liposuction like tumescent liposuction is completed through small 2-4mm openings. Numbness, skin irregularities, scars and asymmetries can be permanent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The big 3:
1. No guarantee of perfect vision after surgery. Goal is to reduce the need for glasses and contacts. Not everyone comes out perfect--but the vast majority of patients are very happy
2. Possibility of nighttime glare and halos. Custom lasik helps prevent this
3. Dry eyes--usually temporary but in a small percentage, can be permanent. More so in older women. ...Read more
Swelling redness: Laser acne removal can be a blue light with special medication which is called photodynamic therapy. You can have some swelling, redness and peeling of your skin. Other option for acne laser treatment can be ipl, vbeam, and/or smooth beam. With these lasers, you can have less side effects but it requires multiple sessions. ...Read more
Depends: Lots of assumptions here. Assuming you are referring to either an artery or vein occlusion of the retina ("ophthalmic stroke"), laser is sometimes done to the retina to prevent further damage. Common side effects are minimal pain during the procedure and loss of vision wherever the laser procedure is done. Vision is already likely gone from the area if laser is being considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer