Laser removal kidney stone

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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy. When ESWL isn't effective, or the stone is very large, your surgeon may remove your kidney stone through a small incision in your back using an instrument called a nephroscope. Ureteroscopic stone removal. This procedure may be used to remove a stone lodged in a ureter. The stone is snared with a small instrument (ureteroscope) that's passed into the ureter through your bladder. Ultrasound or laser energy also can be directed through the scope to shatter the stone.
After about 4 weeks of having the kidney stone removal surgery my left kidney began to hurt again. Since the surgery I have felt a dull constant pain and I can feel my kidney throbbing/pulsating. It feels like a muscle spasm in my left kidney. Again the recovery from the left side stone removal was horrific and the pain is back. Today I am now experiencing the a more painful type of pain in my left kidney. As if I have a back injury, but again only my left kidney hurts.
Had laser on a stone last Monday and now about to get my stent out tues. I have been in terrible pain since the stent has been in... Trying to drink as much water as possible... I don't want scarring I can't afford to be in dull pain for a long period of time. They are sedating me to remove stent. It burns and stings badly when I urinate. Is this normal?
I have passed 5 stones over the past 2 years and ended up in the ER again last week. CT showed a 6mm stone in the ureter and I had emergent cystoscopy with laser and basket removal of the stone. I also had a JJ stent placed for 8 days that ended up being horrible. I felt completely back to normal after the urologist removed it. I still have 10 stones between 4-8mm split between both kidneys. He now wants to do lithotripsy to break up the larger stones.
I had a kidney stone lodged in my urinary track and they did surgery with a laser and inserted a stent it caused me such pain after a week the doctor attempted to remove it and it was stuck so he left it in and the following day he did another surgery to remove it he said my bladder needs a mesh sling ...
An IVP found that I have a three-legged kidney stone, 1.7cm each leg. It is over a left upper pole calyx. There is a filling defect around the kidney stone, but no significant obstruction was seen. I am currently taking Bactrim daily to ward off further incidents of hemateria. The urologist who treated me said that there was no exit strategy for this stone, that it's not going anyplace and punching a hole in my flank to remove it would result in the death of the kidney.
They want to do stent placement in his urethra so the stone doesn't block his urethra and then burn with laser the stone. Please give me advise if this procedure is really necessary, what risks does it have? because he has only one kidney I am very concerned if this stent and laser will not have other effects on it?? Please help me. Thank you.
I had a 5mm kidney stone removed 2 days ago by ureteroscopy wit laser and basket removal, and a stent placed. I was just wondering how much blood is normal during urination. It seems that I am bleeding more. My urine looks almost like it is mostly blood, instead of just pink-tinged that I had been told it would be. Is this normal? Also, after urination I have paion in my bladder and in the location of the stent.
On the other hand, if the stone is quite big, then the surgical removal of the stone is a better option. Please do continue to drink lots of water for it does facilitate at least in preventing the formation of new stones if not the flushing out of the present stones. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
I am a female who had a kidney stone removed by laser and a kidney stent put in about 2 1/2 wks ago. My life has been a nightmare ever since. My doctor has been totally useless. I was never told how painful the stent would be. I thought the stone would be removed and all would be fine. Wrong. When I was discharged from the hospital nobody gave me any info on what to except so I thought something was terribly wrong from the severe pain ect... I had the stent removed 3 days ago.
Had laser on a stone last Monday and now about to get my stent out tues. I have been in terrible pain since the stent has been in... Trying to drink as much water as possible... I don't want scarring I can't afford to be in dull pain for a long period of time. They are sedating me to remove stent. It burns and stings badly when I urinate. Is this normal?
This is a new "path" for me.As you can read in my last blogs I was left wondering if I was going to die from a brain tumor, had another T.I.A. or as it always seemed to end up,me stuck in a office across from a guy who is more concerned about his golf get away, and his missed cell phone calls then my mental "well being" , did I mention he was also twenty minutes late to "our" consultation .
I had my first calcium oxalate stone at age 35 in my right kidney. The KUB done for the kidney stone and right kidney pain revealed a large tumor encapsulated in a membrane in my left kidney, so in that respect I was glad to have the stone. I underwent a left nephrectomy with no other follow-up treatment for the cancer and have been cancer-free since then. In the ensuing years, I have had a chronic problem with calcium oxalate stones.
For example, patients in professions where sudden pain due to passing stone fragments would endanger the person and others (mass transit workers, for example) require the complete removal of all stone pieces. Ureteroscopic stone removal Urologists perform ureteroscopic stone removal to remove stones lodged in the ureter or in the kidney. Patients undergo this outpatient procedure while sedated with general or local anesthesia.
My husband had a 9mm kidney stone removed 10 days ago through outpatient surgery and a stent put in place between his left kidney and bladder. Three days later we returned back to the ER with severe pain and he was given a drip of baralgin and a shot of voltarin. The stent was then removed 2 days after that (it was in for a total of 5 days) in the doctors office.
I got home from hospital yesterday following laser treatment on a 1.5 cm stone in the left kidney.The stone was missed during another op 3 years ago as i have a duplex system (two ureters coming from one of my kidneys) and the surgeon didn't know this he went up the wrong tube( thinking it was the only one) hence the need for a second op.I had such misery with my stent last time that this time I opted to have a catheter and urine bag at home until stent is removed in 5 days.
I had laser kidney stone removal 2 weeks ago. During the process I was cometely out. If any dr wants to perform this procedure while you are awake I would advise you to seek another opinion. When i woke up only pain I felt was in my penis it was swollen 4 times its normal size. The nurse kept me comfortable with morphine. I was required to pee before I was released and let me tell you! This was so painful it burned soooo bad. I had to sit down to pee for the next 3 days.
After about 4 weeks of having the kidney stone removal surgery my left kidney began to hurt again. Since the surgery I have felt a dull constant pain and I can feel my kidney throbbing/pulsating. It feels like a muscle spasm in my left kidney. Again the recovery from the left side stone removal was horrific and the pain is back. Today I am now experiencing the a more painful type of pain in my left kidney. As if I have a back injury, but again only my left kidney hurts.
I had a kidney stent removal today at about 1230, its now 1040pm and im in excruciating pain, taken demerol, will pain subside
My father has kidney stones in both kidneys. He has undergone both laser surgery as well as actual removal surgery to take care of the bulk of them. As of his last ultrasounds/x-rays, there are still stones present, but they have not been causing any problems. As of yesterday, he has been presenting with blood in the urine. Is it likely that the stones could be causing this blood, even without pain?
I am 41 with a strong family history of cancer. My mother had breast AND kidney cancer, and I recently lost my father to metastatic colorectal cancer. That being said, after having pain in the area of my left ovary, an ultasound found that I have "something" growing on my left ovary. A repeat ultrasound showed that it is growing, and I was giving the choice to leave it and "watch it" or have it removed. I did have a CA-125 blood test, which was "normal".
I was diagnosed with a 1 cm kidney stone or possible calcification around edge of left kidney..What is possible procedure? I have been shocked twice and the last procedure was to be lasered but i was informed that it was possibly calcification with no need to laser.. I am to see urologist for followup treatment since i do have a stent which was not removed..I am not sure if this is a PCNL for the next try or just a stent removal..What do you think?
23:42 MY FATHER WHO IS 74 YRS. IS TO GO IN FOR OPEN SURGERY FOR REMOVAL OF KIDNEY STONE. i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOME MORE ABOUT THE PROCEDURE AND POST OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS (IF ANY) AND CARE OF THE PATIENT. ALSO WHAT DIET SHOULD HE FOLLOW NOW (2 MONTHS PRIOR TO SURGERY) AND AFTER SURGERY FOR THE STONE NOT TO RECUR. WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR SOME HOPE. Posted by HFHS M.D.-CK on June 02, 1999 at 17:50:52 Dear Confectioner, Open surgery for kidney stone disease is rare.
I have been reading many message boards and feel am self educated about kidney stones by my own body. Each kidney stone is unique in severity of pain. The bigger ones don't always have bigger pain. The largest I have passed was5 ml. I just dont know what to do anymore. Im tired of passing them, tired of being in pain, tired of missing work and could be in danger of loosing my job. The painkillers are great , but takes a day or so to get back into functioning mode after taking them.
To date I've had 5 stones I can't pass them as they get stuck I've undergone removal by scopes/ laser and basket removal. I researched this and discovered a number of patients to have a higher risk of malabsorption of oxalate. What can I do to stop this occuring. I follow the rules drinking plenty of water 2 ltrs a day which is hard when you've got a small stomach! Avoiding foods high in oxalate, etc. (protein foods is one of the food groups) which I can't avoid.
Yes, I too expected to have a total Hysterectomy & removal of ovaries & Endometriosis by Laparascopic surgery. Well, that did occur but I knew that after my surgery that something was very wrong. My Sigmoid Colon had been ruptured. I was hugely distended & kept questioning this to no avail. I even suggersted that I had Peritonitis, but was told to think happy thoughts! Finally, day 5 in the hospital I felt my bowel really "Go" whilst on the toilet.
I was diagnosed with a very large kidney stone - over 1.2 cm. The doctor tried to scope me and remove it or laser it, but was unable to and place a stent in me to push it back up in the kidney stone while i waited to have lithotripsy. Which I had two days later. Now the stent is going to have to come out and I'm petrified that it will hurt. I want to be knocked out while he does it so that I don't feel anything. Is that possible if it's done in the doctor's office?
I have been struggling with the effects from kidney stones for the last six weeks.I had laser treatment through my utrehra( spelling) up through the kindey in then into the kindey the doctor blasted the stones they were 5 c.m. and 4c.m some of the biggest stones my doctor has every worked on,She could not flush out the majority of the dust particals and the smaller stone remains because I was bleeding so much so she left a stent in.
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