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Stent Removal After Kidney Stone 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
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
How long should I be on bed rezt after kidney stone surgery with a stent inserted? I'm a female and I have to go up and down stairs is that safe?
I had Kidney stone surgery a month ago and had the stent out 7 days. I now have bilateral stones although all stones were removed. Is this possible?
Recurrence: Please contact your treating physician immediately. Although this is a fast recurrence, the important thing to do is ensure complete treatment. A nephrologist needs to identify the type of stones for you. Underlying disease states causing recurrent stones need to be tested for, and a 24 hour urine collection will be performed. Seek treatment at a tertiary academic medical center if possible. ...Read more
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
Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swelling in the "kidney tube". Use pain relievers as prescribed and it should improve with time. If it doesn't, you are having fevers above 101 f or have nonstop nausea/vomiting, then seek medical attention. ...Read more
I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?
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
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
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
My fiancee had kidney stone removal surgery 3 days ago, and still is in a lot of pain. Is there a complication?
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
I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?
Had kidney stone removal the 15th stent removed the 20th now I woke up with kidney pain that goes into my lower bladder feels almost clogged. Help pls?
Need evaluation.: You really need to be evaluated again. This could be a retained stone or an infection. You should be evaluated by your Urologist soon. ...Read more
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 removal surgery. The cxr after the surgery showed pleural effusion. How does someone get this after surgery on their kidney?
Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me
I had kidney stone surgery Tuesday basket removal bladder and uretha exploration and lazer done still bleeding lightly now still clotting and in a lot?
Notify urologist: Some urinary bleeding is not unusual and is not worrisome if it's light and clots don't interfere with urination. Drinking lots of fluids is helpful in this regard. Avoid aspirin or antiinflammatories like Aleve, Advil which can increase bleeding tendency. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. However if bleeding persists, becomes heavy and there are large clots, you must notify your urologist. ...Read more
I had a endoscopic kidney stone removal on Monday without getting a stent. I'm basically painfree. How long to wait before having sex or masturbating?
I Must Hand It ToYou: God!! So many guys who write-in questions here are worried about when they can masturbate. Bizarre. Well, anyways, go for it. There's no important connection between your ureters and your precious jewels. One thing however, there is so-called "smooth muscle" (sexy, huh?) in both places that may go off together, so-to-speak, but not to worry, unless another stone has been jettisoned from your kidney ...Read more
I'm having kidney stone removal surgery at the end of april via the uretha. Can I get a tattoo on my wrist 2 weeks before for my birthday?
No problem: Will not interfere with your procedure and may it go well and successfully. ...Read more
Ureteroscopic Kidney stone removal 10 days ago. 39.8 temp and rapid heartbeat, plus urine dark red again. Double J stent fitted. What could be causing?
Infection: You likely have an infection in your kidney and around the stent you should be seen today by your urologist, or if they are not available, at the emergency department. ...Read more
I had a stent put in from kidney stone removal, I got the stent out today and I'm experience stinging in the penis and bloody urine. Is this normal?
Normal: You have just had urethral instrumentation. Some blood and penile (urethral) irritation is normal. Blood-tinged urine is normal but not frank blood. If you have any questions, you should contact the doctor who performed the procedure tomorrow. If symptoms worsen, and you have pure blood coming from your penis, you should go to the emergency department. ...Read more
22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?
It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter (which is the tube from kidney to the bladder)
small size stones may not be seen on ct.
Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read more
What do you do if a patient gets a fever after bladder surgery/ kidney stone removal my mother in law had some tumors removed from her bladder and a kidney stone blasted and now has 103 temperature. What is the best thing to do?
Serious: A high fever after a procedure is cause for concern. Call the doctor or report to your local ER. ...Read more
How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?
I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow. Please let me know, if it pains after the removal of this stent.
Ureteral stent: There may be some initial soreness and mild pain after the procedure. Should have some medicine provided from the doctor if needed for a couple of days. Usually pain if any is very mild. ...Read more
Here are. ..: The recovery time after kidney stone procedures may highly vary depending on the complexity with or without complications of the procedures as well as patient's coping ability. So, it may take 5-7 days or up to 2-3 weeks. Generally speaking, most of the patients cope well with it through proper peri-operative counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of pain medication. Ask Doc timel ...Read more
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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