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What Should A Patient Expect During A Lithotripsy Treatment
Yes, like any other.: Lithotripsy is a generally safe and well tolerated procedure. Tens of thousands of these procedures are performed in the U.S. Annually. If the patient has health problems, or the stone is large and dense, complication rates may increase. Bleeding, infection, failure to pass stone fragments, blockage of the kidney requiring additional procedures, and pain are some of the possible complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: Most patients can undergo this procedure, which can often be done with IV sedation as opposed to general anesthesia. Patients must be off blood thinners (eg, aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa) and have no active infection. Success rates are best in stones less than 2 cm. Anatomic abnormalities (eg, ureteral stricture or horseshoe kidney) must be taken into account. ...Read more
No need: Side effects from eswl have very little to do with intercourse. There is no reason to abstain from intercourse after eswl, unless it is very vigorous. This can potentially cause bleeding from an injured kidney, but in general, there is no contraindications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pubic hair: Typically, the answer is no. Shaving isn't necessary. ...Read more
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?
What specialist types use non-surgical treatments for gallstones? So either lithotripsy or oral or contact dissolution therapy.
Start with GI Doc: Probably the best place to start is w/a gastroenterologist--they can determine if you are a candidate for urso. I haven't seen lithotripsy offered for over 20 years-that may take some digging. Of course, with either of these rx 's, the stones will re-form. Cholecystectomy remains the "gold-standard" for rx. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe ssx: I don't know of any specific recommendations.. Common sense will tell you waiting 24-48 hours might not be inadvisable. If you are pain free and healthy otherwise after a short abstinence you might resume your sexual activities. ...Read more
Yes: As a patient, you have the right to refuse any treatment as long as you are fully aware of the consequences, oriented, and alert. If you have an active psychiatric disorder like psychosis or conditions like dementia or delirium, an evaluation needs to be done to determine your ability to make decisions. The court may even get involved depending on the situation. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Vitiligo seems to be an autoimmune disease that is difficult to treat. In principle, there are medications to try and stop the disease, medications to try and darken the depigmented areas or to reduce the pigment in the remaining skin. It depends on the extent of the skin affected. None of the treatments is fully successful. See a dermatologist who has lots of experience with the disease. ...Read more
Dementia Tx: Tx depends on the cause of the dementia. For example, discontinuing medications that add to confusion, treating anemia or heart problems or low oxygen or infections or depression or nutritional deficits, treating the behavior problems such as psychosis or unstable moods with medications, slowing the progression with Aricept or Exelon (rivastigmine) or namenda, correcting hearing or vision problems, group activit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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