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What To Expect During Lithotripsy Procedure
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
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
Weight limit: I believe new machines can take up to 225kg patients for ESWL. ...Read more
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
I just undergone a lithotripsy procedure 4 days back. Is it still ok that my pee is still dark or with blood? I don't have fever or feel skck. Tnx
Pubic hair: Typically, the answer is no. Shaving isn't necessary. ...Read more
Can a kidney stone issue cause referred pain in my neck & shoulder? I just had a stent & lithotripsy procedure last month. Followup appt. soon.
Kidney stone : Yes- although more commonly referred to the pelvic area. ...Read more
Quicker recovery: In the old days, we did open surgery for stones where we made an incision and removed the stone. You were typically in the hospital a few days and had to recover from the incision. With eswl, you are normally treated as an outpatient and able to return to work in a couple of days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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