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Surgery For Kidney Stones
I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow. Please let me know, if it pains after the removal of this stent.
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
Here are some...: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is done through small opening(s) in the back to access, break, wash-out, and extract stone/fragments with various high-tech stone-breaking machines such as ultrasound, EHL, holmium laser, etc. Most patients tolerate it very well after adjusting to realistic expectation and judiciously using pain medications. For detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Had surgery for kidney stone on Monday with stent placement. I'm in terrible pain even with pain meds. Is this normal? Also got bladder infection.
May be stent: Unfortunately the worst part of stone treatments is often the stent itself. Stents can cause flank pain, bladder pain, frequency/urgency and blood in urine, often simulating a UTI. Sometimes Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) helps. Your urologist may also prescribe an antispasmodic. Talk to your urologist if the pain continues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A little blood won't interfere with the procedure (or bother your surgeon). ...Read more
I have had multiple surgeries for kidney stone. and removal. frank bleeding from urethra. like large spots on pad and when i wipe. had tah. what is it?
Be evaluated timely: To confirm the origin of bleeding may be hard but can be eased by analyzing detailed info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of bleeding & its possible related symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed. How? Peruse: http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Then you can work better with Doc to reach right diagnosis, care, & counseling. Best. ...Read more
I had surgery for kidney stones 5 days ago and my uvula is still stretched out will it ever go back to normal length and I'm on antibiotics also ?
Here are some...: How were the kidney stone procedures done, under general anesthesia with some form of intubation, esp. endotracheal one, or under spinal? At times, the uvula may be injured by intubation, resulting in what you saw. Such effect to uvula will take time and patience to heal, but with widely various pace and ending point. More? ask the anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have surgery for kidney stones while pregnant or an X-ray while pregnant to check for kidney stones?
Limited time only: Surgery for a kidney stone relieves the pain due to the stone. However, any surgery will have pain associated with it. The pain is usually controlled with pain meds and is limited to the days of the healing. Of course, different procedures have different patterns of pain. Ask your doctor about his planned procedure and he will alleviate your fears about it by giving you the accurate information. ...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
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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