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Lithotripsy Cystoscopy Recovery
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
I just had a cystoscopy and lithotripsy done how long will i be in pain and how long will there be blood in my urine?
Vary...: If you have no stent left inside ureter, you will feel better with clearing urine within 1-3 days. But sporadic blood in urine may recur for 1-2 weeks until the bruised bladder lining heals up. If you get stent inside, the pain and intermittent blood will last until its removal, but medication may ease the discomfort. Ask your attending for detail and specifics. Best... ...Read more
I took Percocet 4.5 hrs ago pain is bak can I take a hydro/apap 5/325mg ... Lithotripsy and cystoscopy done last nite still have stent in ?
Normal: Stents can be painful alone. Less activity and increased fluids may help stent pain. Take your pain medication if you have pain. It may take several more days to become better acclimated to your stent. If severe pain persists, contact your urologist. You may have a fragment stuck or your stent may have become displaced. An X-ray would show any problem. ...Read more
I had a cystoscopy & a lithotripsy done the same week for a 5mm stone. Should my penis shaf still hurt and burn sometimes when I urinate. Medications, ?
Yes: Lithotripsy pulverizes a stone but you still have to pass the sand like sediment. Instead of passing a 5mm stone, you are passing very tiny particles. This will cause pain and burning. You can also develop an infection after the procedure. Talk to your urologist if the problems continue. ...Read more
I had a CT for my abdomen ache. A 5 mm calculus was found in the lower pole calyx of my right kidney. The doctor says I should get a lithotripsy done- doing cystoscopy in a few days. I have to travel Europe in few weeks. Second opinion?
Kidney stone: A 5mm stone in a lower pole calyx is hardly an urgent matter. These stones rarely cause symptoms. Cystoscopy is likely being done for an unrelated issue. (hematuria?). Still, eswl is the preferred treatment for renal stones in a non-obstructing position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 5mm stone that is stuck in the ureter, just outside the bladder. It needs to be removed. I wanted to avoid the invasiveness of a cytoscope. Is lithotripsy a good alternative? Is it better to have lithotripsy or a cytoscope to remove the stone. Li
Vary...: Do you mean get over eswl-related discomfort or total post-eswl stone/fragment passage? For post-eswl discomfort, it may highly vary, days to weeks, depending on what you're and how your body/kidney responds to eswl. For stone/fragment passage, it may take 1 week to months, depending on the load ; density of stones and the eswl effectiveness to disintegrate them; it may take 1 week to months, or.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does the actual lithotripsy procedure take?
How many hours is the post-procedure recovery at the hospital? How long is total recovery?
1 hour procedure: 2 hour recovery in hospital and 2 days full recovery usually ...Read more
Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more
Work with urologist: A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office. Local numbing gel should be placed in the urethra. Discomfort occurs when the scope passes across the urinary sphincter, and if the bladder overfills with the irrigation. Communicate with your urologist, making sure to let them know if you are having pain. Try to relax, maybe bring headphones and listen to music. Many do tolerate this well. ...Read more
Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You receive intravenous sedation (and be glad that it's available!). ...Read more
Treatment of stones.: Lithotripsy is the process by which stones in the urinary tract are broken into small fragments. 'lithotripsy surgery' are procedures where small instruments are used to deliver mechanical, electro-hydraulic, or laser disruption of stones. Access is gained through the bladder (cystoscopy, ureteroscopy), a small flank incision (pcnl), or sometimes by laparoscopy. ...Read more
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