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What typically causes renal colic?

What typically causes renal colic?

Obstruction: Renal colic can be very severe kidney pain in the flank area caused by obstruction. This is typically caused bt kidney stones but can also be cauised by other obstructing processes sucv as bleeding, blood clots, and obstruction from cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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I have had two renal angioplasty for fmd and now have to have a stent. What is expected recovery time?

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 more

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What is best treatment for renal colic or uretric colic?

What is best treatment for renal colic or uretric colic?

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 more

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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

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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?

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

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Could putting a stent in my renal arteries help my ed?

Could putting a stent in my renal arteries help my ed?

No: No but if you have blockages in your aorta or iliac arteries this can block blood flow to your perineum and cause ed. A ct angiogram or vascular study with a penile-brachial index can help evaluate this. ...Read more

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What is the best non drowsy pain relief for Renal Colic?

What is the best non drowsy pain relief for Renal Colic?

Ouch!: acetaminophen, NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen (unless surgery is planned); meds like rapaflo (silodosin) and Proscar can help open passages and ease passage. See urologist, stay well hydrated. Depending on size, number, location, may need shockwave Rx and/or surgical removal, ...Read more

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I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

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 more

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Can a cardiac stent be performed in someone who has early stages renal failure?

Can a cardiac stent be performed in someone who has early stages renal failure?

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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What to do if I had a stent put in my renal arteries in november of this year to open the arteries up?

Follow-up: You should remain on anti-platelet therapy (aspirin or Clopidigrel) if you are not on another blood thinner. The stent should be checked with duplex (ultrasound) every 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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My amylase is coming 900 when I have renal colic. My stone size is 17mm. What is your suggestion for me?

My amylase is coming 900 when I have renal colic. My stone size is 17mm. What is your suggestion for me?

See a urologist: A 17 mm stone is unlikely to pass spontaneously. If you having renal colic, you need to see a urologist and get it removed asap. ...Read more

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Ok so always issues with stones and now found out I have renal colic with 4 more stones in that kidney, it hurts often even driving sometimes help.

Ok so always issues with stones and now found out I have renal colic with 4 more stones in that kidney, it hurts often even driving sometimes help.

Urology, Nephrology: If you have colic, i.e. are currently passing a stone, suggest you see a urologist, or go to ER if in severe pain. Long term, you need to see nephrologist for a metabolic assessment of blood and urine to see why you are forming stones, and to help prevent forming new ones. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: renal artery stenting?

What is the definition or description of: renal artery stenting?

Procedure: To improve flow through a narrow renal artery. See radiologyinfo. Org for discussion. ...Read more

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How effective is a ureteric stent for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is a ureteric stent for treating acute renal failure?

Depends: If the cause of renal failure is due to ureteral obstruction then very effective!
The key is to address the obstruction ASAP in order to avoid any permanent damage to the kidneys. Make sure to monitor for post obstructive diuresis marked by excessive urination after relief of obstruction. But, post-obstructive diuresis/natriuresis are good prognostic indicators of renal function recovery. ...Read more

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How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

Place new stent: In old stent. Sometimes need a covered stent. Others just balloon again. ...Read more

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Should renal artery stenosis be treated using stenting or bypass?

Should renal artery stenosis be treated using stenting or bypass?

Rx of renal art sten: 33 asks Should renal artery stenosis (RAS) be treated by stenosis or bypass. RAS should only be treated if it is cause of high blood pressure, Only reliable way to tell is to collect blood from veins draining each kidney and measure hormone renin. If stenotic side side has high renin & meds fail to control BP then repair depends on what is causing blockage and how bad it is. I specialize in this ...Read more

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How is a renal artery angioplasty with a stent done?

How is a renal artery angioplasty with a stent done?

Renal Angioplasty: Angioplasty is balloon revascularization. Usual approach is 2mm incision in the femoral artery at groin, sheath inserted, followed by the cannulation of the artery with a catheter. Dye is injected to locate area in need of angioplasty. Balloon over a wire via the catheter & when in place is inflated to an appropriate pressure. The balloon is removed and then stent deployed and inflated at stenosis. ...Read more

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How do I fully prepare for renal artery angioplasty with stent?

How do I fully prepare for renal artery angioplasty with stent?

As Instructed: Carefully and meticulously follow the instructions provided to you in advance of the procedure by your doctor or hospital. These directions will be specific to your medications, conditions and the standard practices of your caregiver. ...Read more

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Could putting a stent in my renal arteries cause me to pee more?

Could putting a stent in my renal arteries cause me to pee more?

Probably not: Renal artery stents can improve function of the kidney. Increased urination probably a result of increased hydration (fluid intake). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland on left side of neck, severe renal colic on left side today, are they related?

Swollen lymph gland on left side of neck, severe renal colic on left side today, are they related?

Not related: What is the reason for the neck node. Even caries tooth can cause it, but nodes from thyroid, mouth infections and cancers, on lt side alone from stomach cancer things like lymphoma, leukemia can cause the enlarged nodes. TB lymph node tough rare in US to be r/o. If you have abdominal nodes, they can put pr on the ureter and cause renal colic like picture though it will not happen all of a sudden. ...Read more

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Episode of renal colic pain gone now still get some twinges in kidney is this normal my md said kidney stones was the likely cause?

Renal colic: If the stones are documented on CT it is likely from that. Treatment depends on number and size of stones. Discuss with a urologist ...Read more

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I recently had a renal scan and after urinating an getting back on the table I couldn't see the left one only the right why? I have a stent already

I recently had a renal scan and after urinating an getting back on the table I couldn't see the left one only the right why? I have a stent already

Complicated Answer: Renal scans help determine blood flow, function and excretion from the kidneys. When there is not a kidney seen at the end of the study it could mean it was never seen (bad) or that it has completely emptied (good). With a stent I assume there was blockage. A renal scan is confusing to look at, since the left sided kidney is the left kidney. Your doctor will explain your findings in detail. ...Read more

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How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral

Catch it: Strain your urine and catch the stone. Take the stone to a urologist for analysis. He will send it to a special lab and get the results in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that constipation would affect a renal stent. Constipation is more likely to lead to painful anal fissures and bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I have fmd BP 160/118 right renal artery angio and stent in 3weeks. I have symtums. What is thd prognosis and quality of life im 33 and female?

Normal: Fmd is very well treated with ballon angioplasty. Once the renal vessel is open and the blood flow improves BP gets better. Ask your doctor to check other vessels specially the brain and carotids for possible fmd. ...Read more

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I am 3 days post op for a cysto with stent placement for renal calculi. I am having cranberry color urine, extreme pain, no temp. Is this normal?

Stent: Yes. Blood in the urine, urinary urgency and frequency and back discomfort while voiding are all common with ureteral stents. ...Read more

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After renal artery stenting how long should I be off work? I work 12 hr days as a nurse, on my feet 90% of the day. I have >70% bilateral stenosis

Radiologist: If all went wall this should be a very short convalesence but the invasive radiologist who performed the procedure or your vascular surgeon are best qualified to answer your question.. ...Read more

Dr. Mandakini Patel
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