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What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

Several things: You will usually be put to sleep and the treatment will happen. After treatment you will have some pain on the treated side. ...Read more

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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more


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Does an oncologist discuss with a patient how long a person has to live during a the first consult post biopsy or does the patient usually has to ask?

Does an oncologist discuss with a patient how long a person has to live during a the first consult post biopsy or does the patient usually has to ask?

Not good judgement: When a patient sees an oncologist his job is to offer the best protocol for a response. He is unable to decide at that time what the result of treatment will be and may have to change direction during treatment. When the patient has failed everything and is admitted for end stage management one may suggest prognosis is poor but should not predict duration of survival. Often they are wrong. ...Read more

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What position should a patient be in for a paracentesis prcoedure?

What position should a patient be in for a paracentesis prcoedure?

Paracentesis: On the back, slightly on the side of the paracentesis or halfway towards that side to allow for accumulation of ascites fluid to that side. ...Read more

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What does a patient go through during a plica surgery?

What does a patient go through during a plica surgery?

Knee scope: A knee "plica" refers to a band of fibrous tissue in the knee joint. Plica are normally found in the knee and are usually asymptomatic. Occasionally, a plica may become thicken and therefore cause knee pain. If this occurs, the plica can be removed with a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon to see if surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

Thyroidectomy: Thyroid surgery involves removing either the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or just one lobe (lobectomy). The incision is 2- 3 inches long and is placed across the front of the neck in a natural skin crease. If you have a lobectomy, you may be able to go home the same day. If you have a total thyroidectomy, you will stay in the hospital overnight so your calcium levels can be watched. ...Read more

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When should a patient agree to surgery for a rectocele? How successful is this operation?

When should a patient agree to surgery for a rectocele? How successful is this operation?

Symptoms bothersome: Mild rectocele may not cause any symptoms and often unnoticed, but severe cases can cause much discomfort, trouble with bm, pressure, sensation of incomplete bm, and in some cases with severe. Rectocele is generally not a dangerous condition, so surgical treatment is only needed if symptoms are bothersome and conservative treatments not adequate. Talk to your doc/surgeon about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long following a myocardial perfusion scan should I wait before visiting a person with a pacemaker?

How long following a myocardial perfusion scan should I wait before visiting a person with a pacemaker?

Immediately: There are no contraindications to visiting a person with a pacemaker after you had a nuclear stress test. You can visit them anytime as the radiation does not effect the pacemaker. ...Read more

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How soon should a surgical intervention occur after receiving a diagnosis of a ovarian mass?

How soon should  a surgical intervention occur after receiving a diagnosis of a ovarian  mass?

Ovarian Mass Work Up: Ovarian mass presents a special diagnostic challenge, in part because benign etiologies greatly outnumber malignant ones. Determination of a degree of suspicion for malignancy is critical & is based largely on imaging appearance. Ultrasound is the most practical modality for initial assessment, while MRI is more accurate & can be performed when US is nondiagnostic or equivocal. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen during or after the procedure. Usually transfusion is needed when the patient clinical symptoms and laboratory findings show a deficiency in a blood component that must be corrected urgently. Then the appropriate product and dose is transfused. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a urologist to perform a (DRE) without asking if patient agrees and explaning why to determine the cause of a hernia/testicular pain?

Is it normal for a urologist to perform a (DRE) without asking if patient agrees and explaning why  to determine the cause of a hernia/testicular pain?

Physical examination: includes rectal examination , and pelvic examination in female doctor informs , in your case is needed. Pelvic examination how ever more restrictions added like age , need availability of chaperon etc ...Read more

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I'm wondering what reasons would have the doctors keep a patient in overnight after a percutaneous nephrolithotomy surgery?

Nephrolithotomy: To keep you from bleeding to death would be one. to see if pee comes out of the entrance site would be another. Ask your team in your case. ...Read more

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What does a cardiologist look for before deciding to perform a valvulotomy?

What does a cardiologist look for before deciding to perform a valvulotomy?

Valvotomy: Usually the cardiologist will look for a good cardiac surgeon to perform the valvotomy if one is indicated. There are cardiologist performed valvotomies too, read this: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/valvetreatment/balloon_valve ...Read more

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Why does a patient need to be shaved before an operation?

Why does a patient need to be shaved before an operation?

See below: If the area that will be operated on contains hair, it needs to be shaved prior to surgery to reduce the risk of infection, skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and foreign body (hair) getting into the wound. All of these can cause complications. ...Read more

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What happens during a first visit to a vasuclar surgery specalist?

What happens during a first visit to a  vasuclar surgery specalist?

Histry, Physical +: The vascular surgeon will take a history and examine you and may run some tests to check on your vasculature. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

A few things. : Cystoscopies are commonly office procedures. You will be asked to undress, put on a gown, then lie on table or chair. Your groin is prepped with antiseptic solution. A numbing gel may be placed in your urethra. A cystoscope will be placed into the bladder by the urologist; the initial entry is the most uncomfortable part. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder. You may get an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

Several things: You will usually be put to sleep and the treatment will happen. After treatment you will have some pain on the treated side. ...Read more

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Can lithotripsy treatment have any complications?

Can lithotripsy treatment have any complications?

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 more

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How after lithotripsy treatment you have sex?

How after lithotripsy treatment you have sex?

Thanks for asking!: No need to hold off afterwards, so long as your pain is under control. ...Read more

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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Shockwave lithotripsy for kidney stones - what kind of criteria does the patient have to meet?

Shockwave lithotripsy for kidney stones - what kind of criteria does the patient have to meet?

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

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How long should a patient obstain from sex after a lithotripsy kidney stone removal?

How long should a patient obstain from sex after a lithotripsy kidney stone removal?

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 more

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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?

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?

Lithotripsy: Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is an option for a ureteral stone so long as it can be clearly visualized on fluoroscopy so it can be targeted. Ureteroscopic basket extraction tends to be better for ureteral stones nearer to the bladder though. ...Read more

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What specialist types use non-surgical treatments for gallstones? So either lithotripsy or oral or contact dissolution therapy.

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 more

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Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Pain: Regardless of thyroid function (hypo, hyper or euthyroidism), pain for any reason can cause someone to faint, most likely due to a vasovagal response whereby the heart beats too slowly while the blood pressure drops. ...Read more

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Lithotrispy treatment have any side effect?

Lithotripsy: A single lithotripsy treatment probably has no ill effects. High blood pressure may be a side effect with multiple lithotripsies. ...Read more

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How are stem cells administered in patients during therapy?

How are stem cells administered in patients during therapy?

Depends: The most common "stem cells" used in treatment are bone marrow stem cells that these are administered intravenously. Stem cells may be injected into the tissue or organ affected. ...Read more

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How long befor you can have sex after lithotripsey shock wave treatment?

How long befor you can have sex after lithotripsey shock wave treatment?

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

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Lithotrispy treatment for kidney stones have any side effect?

Few: Little trip see is the safest way to remove stones. The sonication break it into small pieces which can be passed in the urine it is fairly safe with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Can patients refuse life-saving treatment?

Can patients refuse life-saving treatment?

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

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What foods should be eaten by a patient after a dialysis treatment?

What foods should be eaten by a patient after a dialysis treatment?

Food: Can really eat any food after a HD treatment just watch the high K foods and stick to your prescribed diet ...Read more

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I have vitiligo patient and i want the right treatment, please advise?

I have vitiligo patient and i want the right treatment, please advise?

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

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What is the best treatment for an avm patient?

What is the best treatment for an avm patient?

Complicated: For a brain avm, there are three techniques available, which are all complementary: surgery, radiosurgery and embolization. Talk to your neurosurgeon about it. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for dementia patients?

What are the treatment options for dementia patients?

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 more

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