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Renal Stent Colic
I have had two renal angioplasty for fmd and now have to have a stent. What is expected recovery time?
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ER Stone Care: For someone in the er, the best intervention is to give toradol, if: no anti-coagulation, not allergic, no GI ulcers and no abnormal creatinine. Studies have proven toradol to be more effective than narcotics in first line therapy. Narcotics can then be used in lesser quantities for ongoing management. Plus the anti-inflammatory properties aid in stone passage by reducing ureteral swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had an extreme renal colic last week and I was treated at hospital for it but now I am having a mild one since 9 hours and don't know what to do.
Stone: Was one or were more renal stones demonstrated by ultrasound or ct scan? If so you may have residual stone causing the colic. Drink lots of fluids and strain all your urine with a filter or handkerchief. If you recover a tiny stone, bring it to the laboratory for analysis. If pain persists or worsens, go back to the hospital emergency room for reevaluation. ...Read more
Male/42 chronic renal stones.Recent stent removal complicated by deposits on stent. How can I tell if damage was done , still have pain 3 weeks later?
Doctor can recheck: The urologist can recheck to see if the amount of pain is more than expected. He'll also help decide if it's worthwhile to look for new stones, which may mean having another imaging procedure; or he may feel the symptoms are from spasms or other non-stone causes. Close follow-up with the urologist is the best bet to help relieve the pain. ...Read more
Relatively quick: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Early stage renal failure would be generally classified as stage I or II. With pre-procedure hydration, and careful dye use during procedure, as well as post procedure IV fluid flushing and close watch of renal function a stent can often be placed with minimal risk of worsening renal function. ...Read more
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