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How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can you tell me is kidney stone removal hurtful?

Can you tell me is kidney stone removal hurtful?

Anesthesia: Stone surgeries are typically done under anesthesia so you should be comfortable. Of course the location and size of the stone make an impact in your overall recovery. You should do well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney stone removal?

What is the definition or description of: kidney stone removal?

Stone: Kidney stone removal can be performed with shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopic extraction with laser or basket. ...Read more

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How complicated is kidney stone removal surgery?

How complicated is kidney stone removal surgery?

It depends: To make a generalization, it depends primarily on the size of the stone as well as the location. Anatomic factors may also play a role. Most stone procedures are not complicated; some may be if stones are large and/or multiple, infection is present, etc. ...Read more

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How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

Depends: The size and location of the stone determines how long the procedure requires for completion. The two most common stone procedures are ureteroscopy and shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), and both typically require less than one hour for completion. ...Read more

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Do women have to have a catheter after kidney stone removal?

Do women have to have a catheter after kidney stone removal?

Here's some: The need for stent or catheter is to secure urine drainage and concern about possible blockage by stone or clot, which is decided by the surgeon's judgement. Most of times stent or catheter is needed for days or weeks, depending on if you need the second entry to complete the works for all stone-related procedures. Ask Doc for individual details timely. ...Read more

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I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?

I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?

Necessary?: For young age as you are, stone removal from kidney may be needed, when and how? These questions should be addressed by your urologist according to the size, shape, location of the stone, the history of spontaneous stone passage, and the symptom from the stones. Besides, how to prevent further stone recurrence after current stone removal needs to be addressed before procedures.

Talk with doctor. ...Read more

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Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Nephrolithotomy: While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters. These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist. ...Read more

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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction. ...Read more

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Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

It depends: Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction

extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm

ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy - stones in ureter or kidney

percutaneous nephrolithotomy - stones > 2cm or 10-15mm in lower pole. Inpatient procedure often combined with one or both of the above procedures over the course of several days. ...Read more

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Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Usually, disappear..: Stone removal for pain from its blockage will relieve its related symptoms, but if requiring a stent as part of stone management, you have to endure its related pain especially during/at the end of voiding. Fortunately, counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of drug to relieve pain or bladder irritation will make most of patients reasonably comfortable to cope with it. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

Prevention: Preventing stones is the obvious answer. But if you have a stone it should be treated if it is unable to pass. If you have had previous stones and know your stone- type such as uric acid, this can be treated medically and may be dissolvable. Most calcium based stones however are not dissolvable and must be removed or passed. A urologist can guide you with these decisions. ...Read more

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How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

Where & how: If the stone was in the ureter & removed through the urethra you will have discomfort for a day or 2 in the urine channel. The pain in the flank would be gone. If a stent was left you will have some irritation in the urethra, especially if it has a thread to pull it out later. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

Here are some...: The degree of suffering from stone removal highly varies depending on surgeon's skill, size of stones, and complexity of the procedures. So, it is hard to state which one is least painful. For the individual details, ask your urologist. ...Read more

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How successfully can doctors do a kidney stone removal surgery?

How successfully can doctors do a kidney stone removal surgery?

Usually: Most stone procedures are fairly straightforward, but some can be very complex. If yours seems like a complicated case, do not hesitate to get a second opinion if possible. ...Read more

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Is non-surgical kidney stone removal a lot cheaper than doing the surgery?

It depends: It depends on what you mean. If you truly mean no surgery then it is almost by definition cheaper. However, the hidden costs of observation are in the amount of lost productivity due to being unable to work or go to school, the costs of er visits to treat pain, nausea, and vomiting, and the costs of the medications which help facilitate passage and control pain. ...Read more

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My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?

Maybe: Or stone fragment still there. Can be inflammation from previous stone and the previous procedure. Call his urologist. May need to be seen. ...Read more

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I had laser kidney stone removal surgery in April and I still have pain and do not feel well. My dr said it takes time to feel better. I am 66?

Pain: Your doctor is right. He might also want to check an ultrasound or X-ray to make sure that there is no further blockage of your kidneys or ureters. ...Read more

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How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent. ...Read more

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How long should a patient obstain from sex after a lithotripsy kidney stone removal?

How long should a patient obstain from sex after a lithotripsy kidney stone removal?

No need: Side effects from eswl have very little to do with intercourse. There is no reason to abstain from intercourse after eswl, unless it is very vigorous. This can potentially cause bleeding from an injured kidney, but in general, there is no contraindications. ...Read more

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When does bleeding stop after kidney stone removal from rt. Uterer- on average while drinking liquids. Pain issues?

When does bleeding stop after kidney stone removal from rt. Uterer- on average while drinking liquids. Pain issues?

See below: Usually a few days, but if you have a ureteral stent in place, you may see bleeding for as long as the stent is present. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your system flushed out. ...Read more

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I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?

I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?

Need to confirm...: Fever after stone removal / stenting requires timely attention; so, go to urgent care for assessment and rx now. Don't guess online. Best wish... ...Read more

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I am taking deplatt tablets, I also have kidney stones and am to undergo laser kidney stone removal, have to stop deplatt, is there an alternative?

I am taking deplatt tablets, I also have kidney stones and am to undergo laser kidney stone removal, have to stop deplatt, is there an alternative?

Ask who gave you med: You need to ask the doctor who gave you deplatt. You're on it for a reason, I'm assuming to prevent stroke, heart attack or blood clot. Some people need to be on a Lovenox (enoxaparin) bridge. As a urologist I would defer to the doctor who rx'd the deplat. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a uteroscopy last week for kidney stone removal, however it is six days later and I have a swollen penis head, should I be worried?

Hi, I had a uteroscopy last week for kidney stone removal, however it is six days later and I have a swollen penis head, should I be worried?

Concerning: Swelling of the glans penis, especially if redness is present, persisting for 6 days after the procedure suggests trauma or infection (balanitis). I recommend that the urologist who performed the procedure examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Kidney stone removal stent with string placed String was smaller on first day now string out my penis is much longer? Is this normal do I need to worry

Kidney stone removal stent with string placed String was smaller on first day now string out my penis is much longer? Is this normal do I need to worry

Not worrying...: Hi! AlistairK, Seeing variable length of the string attached to stent is normal reflecting the variable penile length between erection or no erection. All what you have to do is just be careful not to incidentally pull it out. More doubt? Call your surgeon for clarifying your concern. (In fact, I have answer similar Q for two times.) If more, to www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... ...Read more

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Uteroscopic kidney stone removal 2 days ago. Stent fitted. Urine looks like red wine, and the pain is excruciating. Is this normal?

Here are some. ..: To an extent, what you described could be "normally" expected, but judicious use of medications + mental modification toward reality will help& ease. For detailed individual need, ask your Doc to see what he/she may & can do for you. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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Kidney Stone Removal (Definition)

Kidney stone removal can be performed with shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopic extraction ...Read more