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Lithotripsy And Scar Tissue
I have mld hydronephrosis in R kidney from lithotripsy scar tissue - Mod. pain, ER says see uro in 5 days. -no ins.- Prognosis of no intervention?
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I believe that I have scar tissue in my penis from kidney stones and lithotripsy. Should I get this taken care of?
I am confused: Your question is a bit vague. Kidney stones and eswl do not cause scar in the penis. If you are referring to peyronie's, thi sis not cause by that. Urethral stricture (scarring) is totally different and if you had any instrumentation you are at risk and it may need to be fixed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe urethra & back pain near botched stone removal yrs ago.Known scar tissue issues.3 stones since.1 by litho. 18mo. Ago. Xray, 3 mo ago, shows 3 cal. Stones. Still pain.No insur. Options?
Yes: Some scar tissue particularly keloid may be associated with pain. This is not completely understood but it clearly associated with inflammation because steroid injections will produce improvements in as little as 3 days. In other situations, scar tissue will entrap nerves as improvement may require surgical release. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: and the newer the scar the more likely to become inflamed ...Read more
Silicone gel & injet: Usually sign of unstable scar formation. Topical silicone gel coupled with either use of serial steroid injections or use of stromal cells/prp injected into scar base will improve the irritation and quiet the pain. Time usually resolves the pain, but itching or burning sensations usually indicate a poor healing at site, needing some attention from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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