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What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

Under local ...: If no thread is attached to the end of stent, the stent can be easily removed through a flexible cystoscopy under local anesthesia. Generally, it's not worthwhile to do so under sleep. Most patients tolerate very well. best wish... ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

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

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I had a kidney stone removed fri and accidentally removed the stint sat and im still having spasms n pain today (mon). Is this normal?

I had a kidney stone removed fri and accidentally removed the stint sat and im still having spasms n pain today (mon). Is this normal?

Ureter spasm: This is normal since if the stone was big enough to cause some irritation and injury to your ureter, this will take a few days for the inflammation and spasm to go down and for you to feel better. I'm not sure what medication regimen your urologist has given you but there are prescription medications that can help reduce the spasm. ...Read more

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I am a 41 year old male I have been passing kidney stones non stop for 8 years busted up 6Xs,& stint in i cannot live a normal life i am in pain 24/7?

I am a 41 year old male I have been passing kidney stones non stop for 8 years busted up 6Xs,& stint in i cannot live a normal life i am in pain 24/7?

Kidney stone: So you are a stone factory. Kidney stones are painful condition. You need to have your urine and the stone analysed to find out the type of stone, and to find out any underlying hormonal or metabolic issues predisposes you to be a stone producer. If a precipitating cause and type of the stone could be found then diet and some medication can reduce the incidence of those stones. If these has not be ...Read more

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I have symptoms of kidney stones w/o them for 2.5 yrs & stints help, for unknown reasons. No one wants to exploratory surgery, help!

I have symptoms of kidney stones w/o them  for 2.5 yrs & stints help, for unknown reasons. No one wants to exploratory surgery, help!

Need diet treatment: Virtually all stones are due to a diet high in protein and salt. Stones are unusual in women. Male to female ratio is 9:1. Women should be screened for partial arpt-ase and hgrpt-ase deficiency. If not present then diet at protein intake of 0.75 g/kg ideal body weight with no added salt (3-4 g sodium) and high fluid intake (3-4 l/d with water clear urine). Surgery not needed., need stone burden ct. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones hurt?

Do kidney stones hurt?

Yes: Kidney stones typically cause pain when they cause obstruction. This is when the stone sits somewhere in the ureter and cause the kidney to dilate. Stones that sits within the kidney and not causing the kidney to dilate may cause renal colic as well. Instead of causing the whole kidney to obstruct, it causes a small part of the kidney to obstruct (infundibulum–caliceal level) and can cause pain. ...Read more

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What is kidney stones ?

What is kidney stones ?

Stones: The most common type of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Stones form in the urinary system for a number of different reasons. Once the stone is formed they can travel from from the kidney and clog up the urinary system. Pain is caused by blockages in the urinary system. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic tendencies to absorb too much calcium, and more. Your physician will check you for gout, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

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


Kidney Stone (Definition)

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