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How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Not long
There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal.
Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days.

In brief: Not long
There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal.
Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days.
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