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How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

Where & how: If the stone was in the ureter & removed through the urethra you will have discomfort for a day or 2 in the urine channel. The pain in the flank would be gone. If a stent was left you will have some irritation in the urethra, especially if it has a thread to pull it out later. I hope this helps.

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Kidney (Definition)

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


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Do women have to have a catheter after kidney stone removal?

Do women have to have a catheter after kidney stone removal?

Here's some: The need for stent or catheter is to secure urine drainage and concern about possible blockage by stone or clot, which is decided by the surgeon's judgement. Most of times stent or catheter is needed for days or weeks, depending on if you need the second entry to complete the works for all stone-related procedures. Ask Doc for individual details timely.

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How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent.

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When does bleeding stop after kidney stone removal from rt. Uterer- on average while drinking liquids. Pain issues?

When does bleeding stop after kidney stone removal from rt. Uterer- on average while drinking liquids. Pain issues?

See below: Usually a few days, but if you have a ureteral stent in place, you may see bleeding for as long as the stent is present. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your system flushed out.

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Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me

Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me

Ok, . ..: For an average healthy man, it is okay to use both at the same time with Percocet for pain and Ditropan (oxybutynin) for urgency from bladder irritation/ spasm - not for incomplete bladder emptying. So, ask doc for specifics of care and decide.

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How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

Stents: Ureteral stents can be very uncomfortable. Blood in the urine and burning with urination are common symptoms of stents. Likely your symptoms will improve when the stent is removed.

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Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Nephrolithotomy: While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters. These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist.

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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction.

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How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient.

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Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

It depends: Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy - stones in ureter or kidney percutaneous nephrolithotomy - stones > 2cm or 10-15mm in lower pole. Inpatient procedure often combined with one or both of the above procedures over the course of several days.

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Can you tell me is kidney stone removal hurtful?

Anesthesia: Stone surgeries are typically done under anesthesia so you should be comfortable. Of course the location and size of the stone make an impact in your overall recovery. You should do well.

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Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Usually, disappear..: Stone removal for pain from its blockage will relieve its related symptoms, but if requiring a stent as part of stone management, you have to endure its related pain especially during/at the end of voiding. Fortunately, counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of drug to relieve pain or bladder irritation will make most of patients reasonably comfortable to cope with it.

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What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

Prevention: Preventing stones is the obvious answer. But if you have a stone it should be treated if it is unable to pass. If you have had previous stones and know your stone- type such as uric acid, this can be treated medically and may be dissolvable. Most calcium based stones however are not dissolvable and must be removed or passed. A urologist can guide you with these decisions.

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How complicated is kidney stone removal surgery?

How complicated is kidney stone removal surgery?

It depends: To make a generalization, it depends primarily on the size of the stone as well as the location. Anatomic factors may also play a role. Most stone procedures are not complicated; some may be if stones are large and/or multiple, infection is present, etc.

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How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

Depends: The size and location of the stone determines how long the procedure requires for completion. The two most common stone procedures are ureteroscopy and shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), and both typically require less than one hour for completion.

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I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?

Necessary?: For young age as you are, stone removal from kidney may be needed, when and how? These questions should be addressed by your urologist according to the size, shape, location of the stone, the history of spontaneous stone passage, and the symptom from the stones. Besides, how to prevent further stone recurrence after current stone removal needs to be addressed before procedures. Talk with doctor.

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What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

Here are some...: The degree of suffering from stone removal highly varies depending on surgeon's skill, size of stones, and complexity of the procedures. So, it is hard to state which one is least painful. For the individual details, ask your urologist.

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Kidney Stone (Definition)

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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Kidney Stone Removal (Definition)

Kidney stone removal can be performed with shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopic extraction ...Read more