Kidney stones and laser surgery

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Avatar f tn I have to call tomorrow to see what the next step will be. I had the laser surgery last time and it is the most degrading surgery i have ever had. When it was painful it was like a knife in my back straight through the abdomen with increased pressure 'down there'.
Avatar f tn I feel for you dear! I before pregnancy is prone to kidney stones...which puts me s high risk! I know kidney stones are painful enough but to add pregnancy on top of it...its so much worse! I do hope the best for you and a fast recovery!
Avatar m tn Well the gall bladder hmmm I am not sure. The right kidney 7mm... where is it located? The 5mm in the distal ureter can be removed via cystscope easy procedure.. no biggie. Ok to go with meds you need to analyize the stone to find the composition and possibly meds. You are not in need of open surgery called a "PERC" you are not a canadite for open. Please at all costs try to avoid the laser as this will leave much dust and fragments that will than make even more stones.
1028300 tn?1252093974 I have kidney stones and will have to have a stint put in and changed every month. The Dr. said that I could have Kidney failure or contractions if I don't have the stint put in, but I've heard the stint is very painful, sometimes more painful than just having the kidney stone! He sent me home with phenegran and demerol, and said this would not hurt the baby. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about kidney stones while pregnant?
Avatar m tn If you are referring to Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) , a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure, this is used to treat enlarged prostate BPH that is causing obstruction. Kidney and bladder stones are usually removed through lithotrpsy or litholaplaxy, It is best that you discuss this with your attending physician also for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn As far as I know, these are the only treatments - "Watchful waiting About 85 percent of the time, kidney stones are small enough to pass during urination. This occurs usually within 72 hours of the start of symptoms. The best treatment for these small stones is to drink plenty of water (as much as 2 to 3 quarts per day), stay physically active and wait to pass the stone.
106886 tn?1281295172 Since I post an off-topic topic (is there such a phrase?) about once every 3 years, please bear with me. Just responding to a nice message I got regarding my spouse and his horrible, icky, painful Kidney Stones. Hi Marty, Thanks for the suggestion on pain relief. I had forgotten all about that drug. That's a name from the past, huh?
Avatar f tn 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 question is it has been a lil over 3 weeks and i am ...
Avatar f tn In the Spring of 2014 however I had an experience with misread cat scans and misdiagnosed kidney stones that caused me months of pain and a urine stream that at times was what looked like pure blood. All of that took place at a VA Hospital and I finally had enough! I did what I recommend you do and I CHANGED DOCTORS and got the proper treatment. In my case, I went to a civilian Urologist and had the necessary surgery to remove the THREE stones that were causing me those problems.
Avatar f tn The urologist told him that he shouldn't be in pain as the stones are all still in the kidney and he doesn't want to do surgery since the last surgery went so poorly so basically shrugged us off with no game plan. He of course doesn't want to prescribe pain killers either as he 'doesn't see a reason' for the pain. This was last Friday, Saturday my husband felt a stone on the move and felt it move into the bladder and then passed a 4 mm stone Sunday morning.
Avatar m tn It will not cause any problems to have the surgery now for kidney stones. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
2081455 tn?1332179587 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 have also caught bronchitis and this is also making me feel worse. Has anyone experienced this?
Avatar f tn When I finally went in Jan 11, he said i needed surgery because it looks likes it's been in almost the same spot since last april and was 6mm+. On Jan 23rd I had uteroscopy and they were able to break it up with laser and remove it, and they placed a stent. The 2 weeks I had the stent it hurt to urinate and any physcial activity made me cramp and lots of blood in urine. I had it removed 2 days ago. Doc said I would have continued blood and irritation for a few days.
Avatar n tn I decided I would take a weeks vacation and have my surgery and if I had complications, I would deal with them after the fact....I had my surgery on Monday and believe me, as far as surgeries goes, this was a breeze.....I spent the night and came home the next afternoon...I had very little pain and was off the vicodin by Wednesday (two days post surgery) by Friday I felt back to normal and went to our office for a few hrs on Sat and sun. to do paperwork.
Avatar n tn This can cause pressure and pain, along with the risk of kidney damage, bleeding and infection. Smaller stones may partially block the thin tubes that connect each kidney to your bladder or the outlet from the bladder itself. These stones may cause ongoing urinary tract infections or kidney damage if left untreated. Treatment options: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). This is a commonly used procedure for treating kidney stones.
Avatar f tn It also resulted in a week long stay in the hospital for massive internal bleeding on my right kidney and yet another laser surgery. My right kidney is now deformed (shaped like a horseshoe). Fast forward to June of this year and I have undergone 2 more lithotripsies (possibly will need a 3rd one - will find out next week), and currently have bilateral stints which are painful enough on their own.
Avatar m tn Plus 2 weeks after my surgery I was producing stones and sand in my kidney (the only one left). It is too soon for any type of surgery and I would not think you are ready for that.
Avatar m tn First off, many of the herbs and supplements suggested for kidney stones, at best, may aid in urine flow to some degree, but there is no plant or vitamin that can MELT kidney stones, because all stones are made with varying amounts of CALCIUM, which cannot be dissolved without risking losing other things made of calcium such as bones and teeth! Only Uric acid stones have the least amount of calcium content and therefore CAN be reduced in size through medication.
Avatar f tn 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?
1223946 tn?1281395958 I have never regretted my choice for WLS, but I think the medical profession need to inform patients when discussing risks and benefits, the possibility of developing stones and the consequences. Worst pain in the world bar none, and I'm a mother of 3 babies, lol!
Avatar n tn Since then, the pain has continued and my urologist cannot find any stones in my ureter through x-ray and IVP. He believes that the small stones in my kidney cannot be causing the pain and the stone in my ureter must be gone. He is now telling me to have my ovaries checked. I do not believe for one second that it is anything but a kidney stone. You ALL know the pain. It is the same as it has always been.
Avatar n tn His explanation was that I miss understood the procedure, basically it releases the pressure and removes those stones at the top of the pyramid. However the calcifications in our kidneys go deeply into the collecting ducts and they can not get them all. This leaves lots of seed to grow in there!! Though a HUGE let down, I am still so thankful the Dr. Wolf acknowledges our pain even without a stone in the ureter and has given us another treatment option.
Avatar n tn my husband just had surgery on Monday .laser procedure was done several stones were into several pieces but while the procedure was taken place the ureter took a hole and started a lick with urine so the doctor stopped and left the stent without the string .My husband could not tolerate the pain so was taken to emergency.He was admitted and has been urinating with blood. very much discomfort on the kidney and has not eaten since Sunday at midnight.
2175150 tn?1337463379 Hi there! Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include infections, inflammations trauma, erosions, growths/ masses, neuro-muscular issues etc. With clear usine tests, infections are almost ruled out while inflammation is a high possibility following a surgery, which is likely to settle with time; while other causes would also need to be considered.
Avatar f tn Im71 with 50 years of stones .multiple laser lithotripsy surgeries. Passed as many as 9 at one time. Having surgery 1/21/12 fr stones stuck on both sides.
Avatar m tn First off, I'm not doctor, but I do have extensive personal experience in the kidney-stone arena. As far as I'm aware, kidney-stones and creatinine levels are, for the most part, mutually exclusive. Again, I'm not a doctor, so it's best to ask your Nephrologist when you see him/her. As for your 4mm stone, tell your Urologist that you're nervous about its implications, and that you'd like it removed.
Avatar m tn I have had kidney stones for about 5 years and I have been to the ER and doctors at times due to intense pain that at times cripples me because im not able to move. The doctors say that the stones are about 2mm and will eventually pass but I still have them after 5 years. I was prescribed vicodin for the pain but those have huge side effects on me. I suggest to them about having surgery either laser or the sonar that breaks them up but they say no.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with kidney stones at age 33 (I'm not 35) and had 16 stones over 3mm in both kidneys. After ending up in the ER thinking I was dying, I was sent home with a diagnosis of prostatitis (looking back I had tell-tale kidney stone symptoms!). Imagine an ER doc telling you he has to check your prostate when you are in excruciating kidney stone pain!
Avatar f tn 2 days later I was found to have a dilated ureter, hydronephrosis, and in an emergency situation. I had laser surgery later that day. Happy 4th of July to me. After a week of Norco, and pyridium, I am going to have my stent removed tomorrow. Praying it goes well. I am self employed and currenly about 12 grand in the hole. The urologists office was kind enough to tell me what I owed while I was getting my IV started.
Avatar n tn In Jan 2008, I had been diagnosed with a couple of kidney stones. I was having severe abdominal pain, nausea, etc. I went in for a lithotripsy procedure in Feb 08. That didn't work. I didn't pass any stones. In March 2008, I had left nephrolithiasis and lithotripsy again. In March, I had a left ureterscopy with laser infundibulotomy (1cm stone). It seemed to have worked until March 2009. What seemed to be a UTI, turned out to be another couple of stones.