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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

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 more

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

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

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Ibs and gall stone in neck of gall bladder?

Ibs and gall stone in neck of gall bladder?

Unclear: Cystic duct obstruction of gallbladder is complicated by cholecystitis, pain, and commonly need for cholecystectomy. Pain more commonly in right upper abdomen but is variable. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

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

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Why do gall bladder stones formed?

Why do gall bladder stones formed?

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 more

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Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should be remove. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone get stuck in the bladder?

Can kidney stone get stuck in the bladder?

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 more

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Is lithotripsy effective to pulverize small stone of 3 mm in kidney?

Is lithotripsy effective to pulverize small stone of 3 mm in kidney?

Yes: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones get stuck in the bladder?

Can kidney stones get stuck in the bladder?

They can.: It doesn't usually happen, but if large enough, a kidney stone that makes its way into the bladder can potentially obstruct the bladder outlet. ...Read more

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22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?

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 more

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Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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Gall stone in gall bladder?

Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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Gall stone in gall bladder?

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 more

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Dr. Casey Ng Dr. Ng
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Can 6mm kidney stone pass out through urination?

Dr. Casey Ng Dr. Ng
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Can 6mm kidney stone pass out through urination?

Yes, but.....: Yes, but not that many 6mm stones can pass on their own. ...Read more

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Can non-obstructing kidney stone be painful?

Can non-obstructing kidney stone be painful?

Rarely: It's unlikely because stone pain comes from blockage of urine flow. Some stones can move in and out of an obstructing position and cause intermittent pain. ...Read more

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Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?

Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?

Lithotripsy limited: To breaking up the stone and it must still pass. The stone can grow and get worse if that is all that is done. Removal has less overall risk, despite stents... ...Read more

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What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

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 more

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How to remove sludge from urinary bladder?

How to remove sludge from urinary bladder?

Urinate: Any sludge present will come out when you empty your bladder. Suggest you see a urologist if unable to empty bladder. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Steigner
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Bladder Stones (Definition)

Mineral concretions (stones) that form in the urine (urolithiasis). Can originate in the kidneys and travel to the bladder, where they enlarge. Can cause painful urination or obstruct ...Read more


Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more