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Doctor insights on: What To Expect During Lithotripsy Procedure

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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Pain from procedure: Shock waves are typically applied through an interface brought into direct contact with the skin of the flank region on the side of interest. When shock waves are delivered, they can be quite uncomfortable. Anesthesia is needed to keep the patient comfortable, but also to help the patient stay still so that the shock waves can remain focused on the stone to maximize the chances of fragmenting it ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life. ...Read more

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What complication may lead a procedure of lithotripsy of 13 ml ureter stone coz severe pain developed in flank and irradiate to back ?

What complication may lead a procedure of lithotripsy of 13 ml ureter stone coz severe  pain developed in flank and irradiate to back ?

See answer : Most common complications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) include: failure to completely fragment the stone or fragment(s) too big to pass that gets "stuck" in the ureter requiring additional procedures; obstruction of kidney and/or pain from stone fragments passing or getting "stuck" in ureter; blood in the urine; infection; and bleeding around the kidney. ...Read more

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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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What medications are administered for lithotripsy (before/during/prescribed after)?

Meds: before; flomax (tamsulosin) (or equivalent meds), may be an anxiolytic or non steroidal anti inflammatory pain medication. After: flomax (tamsulosin) (or equivalent) and NSAID if needed. The only other new med(s) depend on the stone analysis ...Read more