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What Are The Treatments Available For Kidney Stones
Many: Conservative management is hydration, pain management and perhaps a medication to facilitate passage. If stone fails to pass, it may require a procedure such as laser fragmentation under direct vision using a ureteroscope, or alternatively, shock wave lithotripsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See answer : Other than observation with pain management to allow for spontaneous passage of small stones, the 3 standard treatments are extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eswl), ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcn). Choice of procedure depends on such factors as location of stone in the kidney or ureter, size, density, and number of stones, and pt preference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some...: The options to get rid of kidney stones include: 1) percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, 2) ESWL, & 3) transureteroscopic procedure, usually with holmium laser lithotripsy. As to which one to choose, it depends on the size of stone, anatomical structures of kidneys, and the professional proficiency as well as facility availability. More detail? Ask urologist for individual necessity & possibility ...Read more
Surgery best: The definitive treatment of acalculous cholecystitis is cholecystectomy for patients who are able to tolerate surgery. In patients with acalculous cholecystitis who are high-risk surgical candidates (ie, end-stage liver disease), endoscopic gallbladder stent placement has been reported as an effective palliative treatment. ...Read more
Lots of fluids: The single best treatment for virtually all kidney stones is fluids, fluids, fluids. Stay hydrated! almost half of all first time stone formers can avoid further stones by staying hydrated. That means drinking enough water and other fluids to urinate at least half a gallon day. ...Read more
The non drug treatments for Cyst include:: Cyst drainage, Femur cyst removal, Pancreatic cyst surgery, Perineural cyst aspiration, Ovarian cyst removal, Ganglion cyst aspiration, Ultrasound guided aspiration of renal cyst, Breast cyst needle drainage, Incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst, Ovarian cyst drainage using vaginal approach, Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration of breast. ...Read more
Pressure control: control blood pressure, identify and control causative disease (diabetes, SLE etc.) Na restriction, protein restriction, appropriate diagnotic testing and followup. Pre dialysis preparation and education. Transplant preparation, dialysis access and modality planning. removal of nephrotoxic medications, foods and behavior, achieve ideal body weight and stop smoking. ...Read more
Not many.: Many patients with documented gallstones never have symptoms and never require cholecystectomy. If the gallbladder becomes inflamed, removal is the procedure of choice. In a patient who is a poor surgical risk, placement of a tube into the inflamed gallbladder can be a temporizing measure. There are some medications that claim to dissolve gallstones, but these are rarely succesful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For chronic failure: You may 1. Do nothing but longevity will be very short and quality of life poor 2. Do hemodialysis ie in-center machine dialysis via line or shunt 3. Do peritoneal dialysis ie home dialysis which is done by patient who is trained over a week period with family support 4. Transplant from a living related person 5. Transplant from cadavar (bank) 5. Transplant from unrelated person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on cause: Hydronephrosis is a descriptive term for "a lot of fluid in the kidney". It can have multiple causes: from congenital obstruction to stones to reflux of urine from the bladder. Sometimes hydronephrosis is the end result of one of the above conditions and does not require any treatment. By analogy it is like a headache which can be caused by several conditions: treat the cause of the headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PKD: As of now there are no definitive treatments for polycystic kidney disease. At this time you treat the side effects (high blood pressure, infections, discomfort from large cysts). There are many studies going on currently to find a cure or treatment for pkd. Most patients are on an ace inhibitor for high BP control. ...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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