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Lithotripsy And Bladder Stones
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...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
Component imbalance: The principal components of bile are water, bile salts, cholesterol and lecithin. Imbalance in these components causes precipitation and stone formation. Most stones are pure cholesterol or cholesterol with calcium mixed in. Pigment (black) stones occasionally form in the gallbladder and are associated with hemolytic conditions such as sickle cell anemia and others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Though rare, it is possible for kidney stones to become retained in the bladder and become larger, hard, bladder stones. Stones that can pass through a ureter can generally pass through the bladder outlet, but certain conditions, such as prostate enlargement or a neurogenic bladder, can predispose someone to forming bladder stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?
Possible: It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter ( which is the tube from kidney to the bladder) small size stones may not be seen on ct. Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Right upper abd pain: Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food. Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have symptomatic gallstones you may need to see a surgeon for gall bladder removal. Untreated, it can cause a more serious infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?
Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had lithotripsy for bladder stone yesterday approx 3 pm. I got discharge today from hospital. doctor left a stent over there. and today I had sex wi?
Ok as long as...: It's okay to have sex after ... as long as being comfortable during the act. Remember: If you got stent, it indicated you underwent laser lithotripsy of ureteral stone, probably not bladder + ureteral stent, which may induce its inherent bladder discomfort. Adding intercourse, local discomfort may exaggerate. So, balance sexual pleasure and local physical discomfort; you decide and listen to body. ...Read more
40y old man with no disease. Have bladder stone of size (11 ml). Is medications enough to get it out or I need to do fragmentation by Lithotripsy?
Lithotripsy: is usually treatment for kidney, not bladder, stones. Success rate of medical treatment depends largely upon exact composition of stone. If it requires physical removal, cystoscopic removal can be performed. Ask your urologist for advice specific to your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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