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What To Do After You Pass A Stone
If all types of scans showed zero stones, then why did I pass 4 stones only 5 days after my scans? How is this possible? Are the scans not accurate?
Stones: I don't know what type of imaging you had-ultrasound, plain xrays or ct scan, but nonopaque kidney stones may elude detection. In some cases the stones are obscured by shadows or the stones may have been in the urinary bladder and not the kidneys. Your physician or urologist can advise you best as he/she knows all your findings. ...Read more
Vary...: The timing of post-eswl stone passage could be as short as 1 week or as long as 2-3 months or longer or never.... Depending on load ; density of stones and eswl effectiveness to break/disintegrate them. So, patients for eswl have to be willing to commit themselves potentially for 1-3 additional procedures and, besides, bear with their related pain/discomfort. Detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After eswl 8 days ago, my 8mm stone broke into a cluster of 6x4mm still in my kidney. What does this mean and would i possibly be able to pass them?
Kidney stone. : A person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity, family or personal Hx of kidney stones asks: what do I do with stone? 1. If you already know what kind u have pitch it unless it is big & pretty u can save to show friends/reIatives or make ring 4 friend. 2. If u do not know kind u have put in dry pill container and take to Dr. and ask. 3. If referred to stone Dr do not throw away till they say so. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on size and number of fragments. They will check you with x-rays. ...Read more
Yes: Patients who have developed gallstones in the past will often have inherent imbalances to the components of their bile that can make them form stones within their remaining ducts. These stones will pass directly from the liver into the intestine when the gallbladder has been removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postcholecystectomy: Postcholecystectomy syndrome refers to recurrent biliary pain after cholecystectomy. One reason for this is that you may have never had cholecystitis to begin with. The most common causes for recurrent pain are residual or recurrent stones. Inflammatory stricture is less common. Sphincter of oddi dysfunction is also a possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend...: Do you mean eswl - extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? If so, the duration to pass sands and fragments disintegrated stones vary greatly from days to months depending upon the load and size of fragments. In some cases, procedures through urethra and ureter are required to remove the stuck/impacted fragments inside ureter. So, ask doc timely for individual variation and expectation. ...Read more
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