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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 3 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My amylase is coming 900 when I have renal colic. My stone size is 17mm. What is your suggestion for me?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer