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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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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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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