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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

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

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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...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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How after lithotripsy treatment you have sex?

How after lithotripsy treatment you have sex?

Thanks for asking!: No need to hold off afterwards, so long as your pain is under control. ...Read more

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Laser lithotripsy 10 days ago, stent (no string) will be removed in a week.dr said no sexual activity.is sex risky? had wet dream is that a problem?

Laser lithotripsy 10 days ago, stent (no string) will be removed in a week.dr said no sexual activity.is sex risky? had wet dream is that a problem?

Here are some...: It's surely okay to experience wet dream. As to not having sex, this advice is more for politically correctness stressing love-tender care than for professional necessity intending to ease irritation of bladder neck & prostate urethra from orgasm-related vigorous contraction. Oh! Stent removal can be done under local anesthesia if stone was properly zapped and extracted. More? Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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Had laser lithotripsy 9 days ago 4 stone removal. Ureteral stent for 8 more days told no sex or sexual activity til removed. Why & what do they mean?

Had laser lithotripsy 9 days ago 4 stone removal. Ureteral stent for 8 more days told no sex or sexual activity til removed. Why & what do they mean?

Here are some...: The recommendation provided after the reported procedures is commonly given in attempting and assuming to ease voiding symptoms from local irritation to usually already inflamed bladder neck and prostate urethra. It that really necessary for professional reasons, which could be in doubt or for political correctness, which probably plays major role in such advice? So, Ask Doc for mutual agreement.. ...Read more

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I had lithotripsy for bladder stone yesterday approx 3 pm. I got discharge today from hospital. doctor left a stent over there. and today I had sex wi?

I had lithotripsy for bladder stone yesterday approx 3 pm. I got discharge today from hospital. doctor left a stent over there. and today I had sex wi?

Ok as long as...: It's okay to have sex after ... as long as being comfortable during the act. Remember: If you got stent, it indicated you underwent laser lithotripsy of ureteral stone, probably not bladder + ureteral stent, which may induce its inherent bladder discomfort. Adding intercourse, local discomfort may exaggerate. So, balance sexual pleasure and local physical discomfort; you decide and listen to body. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of lithotripsy?

Quicker recovery: In the old days, we did open surgery for stones where we made an incision and removed the stone. You were typically in the hospital a few days and had to recover from the incision. With eswl, you are normally treated as an outpatient and able to return to work in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

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

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Anyone had lithotripsy done? What should I do?

Anyone had lithotripsy done? What should I do?

ESWL: Eswl treatment is performed under sedation on an outpatient basis. There will be some mild post-procedure discomfort and some blood in the urine. Passage of fragments may cause pain requiring narcotic analgesia. ...Read more

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