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How is a kidney stone removed in the er?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Kidney stone

Kidney stones are not generally removed in emergency room. Diagnosis is made.
Pain medication fluids. Most sent home with pain medication strainer for urine and referral to urology for definitive management lithotripsy, surgical removal. If you pass stone save it sometimes stone analysis can dictate preventative measures such as dietary measures.

In brief: Kidney stone

Kidney stones are not generally removed in emergency room. Diagnosis is made.
Pain medication fluids. Most sent home with pain medication strainer for urine and referral to urology for definitive management lithotripsy, surgical removal. If you pass stone save it sometimes stone analysis can dictate preventative measures such as dietary measures.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not

Kidney stones are evaluated in the er, but not removed.
Most stones pass on ther own, but if surgery neede usually a urologist will take out with a scope or lithotripsy can be performed.

In brief: Not

Kidney stones are evaluated in the er, but not removed.
Most stones pass on ther own, but if surgery neede usually a urologist will take out with a scope or lithotripsy can be performed.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: No, not in ER...

Usually, kidney stone requires no emergent intervention.
If procedure is needed, it should be done under a setting for proper anesthesia, not lightly at ER. For detail, ask Doc timely.

In brief: No, not in ER...

Usually, kidney stone requires no emergent intervention.
If procedure is needed, it should be done under a setting for proper anesthesia, not lightly at ER. For detail, ask Doc timely.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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