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Lithotripsy Side Effects
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 am scheduled for lithotripsy soon but read long term side effects may include diabetes ii, hypertension & renal damage. I'm terrified. Is this true?
Unlikely.: Most long-term studies have not demonstrated any increased risk for the diseases that you mentioned. Eswl has been used extensively worldwide for over 25 years without report of adverse events. ...Read more
I had lithotripsy 3 days ago. I have abdominal bruising on the front opposite side. I also void neon yellow urine every 5-6 voids. No vitamin supp.
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
Sure: There are no contraindications to lithotripsy with menopause. Menopause is a state that women will be in for many years. It can increase her risk of heart disease but physicians are looking for more detrimental disease processes such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, vascular disease when assessing surgical risk. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life. ...Read more