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What Are The Dangers Of Lithotripsy Surgery
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
Treatment of stones.: Lithotripsy is the process by which stones in the urinary tract are broken into small fragments. 'lithotripsy surgery' are procedures where small instruments are used to deliver mechanical, electro-hydraulic, or laser disruption of stones. Access is gained through the bladder (cystoscopy, ureteroscopy), a small flank incision (pcnl), or sometimes by laparoscopy.
Probably not: If it persists, ess your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had ureteroscopy laser lithotripsy 4 weeks ago and 4 the last 5 days have been passing large pieces of tissue, over 70. Is this normal after surgery?
Clots: It is highly unlikely that you're actually passing pieces of tissue. It is somewhat common however to pass gelatinous clots of blood following ureteroscopic procedures.
Varies: Stone fragments may begin passing immediately. In some cases, depending on the location of the stone within the kidney, the fragments may pass up to several months after the treatment.
See a Urologist: If the stones are small (usually 5 mm or less) they may pass on their own. Larger stones usually can't pass on their own and need lithotripsy or surgery to break them up. Consult a urologist for the proper treatments.
I had lithotripsy laser surgery about 2 weeks ago I still have stones in my kidney today I tried doing zumba &hurt is this bc of the surgery or stones?
Scientists have discovered any other alternatives to get rid of kidney stones other than surgery or lithotripsy?
Dear sir I want to know whether surgery is better or lithotripsy for 6 mm stone in the uterus tube. Patient age is 74 and he is diabetic and hypertenso?
Only day of ESWL: You certainly can return to work the next day unless you get impacted stone fragments in the ureter. So called steinstrasse. This can cause kidney pain/colic requiring pain meds. Some urologists temporarily leave s stent in place if they anticipate steinstrasse if large vaolume of stone has been pulverised. On other hand, sometimes possible to have eswl in pm so u can work in am (with nil by mouth).See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Sure: There are no contraindications to lithotripsy with menopause. Menopause is a state that women will be in for many years. It can increase her risk of heart disease but physicians are looking for more detrimental disease processes such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, vascular disease when assessing surgical risk.
Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life.
Urologist: This surgery to remove a kidney or ureteral stone is done by urologists and you should look one up quickly if you have a stone. The equipment is usually owned by hospitals but the controls are in the hands of the urologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Anesthesia is usual: During extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, most patients are under general anesthesia, or given intravenous analgesics by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. If the patient is not under general anesthesia (some systems don't require it) they may feel a "slap" in the area of the shock wave, but it is generally reduced by analgesics, and some drugs eliminate recall of the event. Dr. Mike.
Lithotripsy: Lithptripsy is quite safe however damage may be seen in the corticomedullary region in relation to the vasculat tissue hence bllod in the urine after this procedure can be noted.
Same but more: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) is used to break up stones which are stuck somewhere, whether it be the kidney or the bile duct or elsewhere. Risks include bleeding, damage to the surrounding tissue/organ, and when coupled with other procedures, generally mean a more difficult procedure.
Which is worse a dandc or lithotripsy? I'm scared bc I have a dandc thursday. I survived a lithotripsy.
Neither is Worse: Cancer is worse, car accidents are worse, strokes, heart attacks and dementia are worse. I assume doctors have done d;c for hundreds of years. With modern medical care they are very safe. So is lithotripsy. But all procedures carry some risk. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. U know what is probably the riskiest thing? Driving to the hospital on the public highway.
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