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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

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

Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Definition)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the ...Read more


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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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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, ?

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

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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?

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 more

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

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 more

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What is lithotripsy surgery?

What is lithotripsy surgery?

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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What happens if a kidney stone is resistant to lithotripsy?

What happens if a kidney stone is resistant to lithotripsy?

Use Laser: Some types of stones do not fracture well with shockwave lithotripsy. If the stone needs to be treated then either ureteroscopy (scope from bladder up ureter) with laser can be used or a scope through the back directly into the kidney can be used. The latter procedure is for larger stones, usually over 2cm, and is called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl). ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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