Kidney stones and lithotripsy

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Avatar f tn I recently discovered I had kidney stones....and now, tomorrow, I am having my second lithotripsy, as the first one did not work. How long do they keep these miserable, stents in, and how many times can one get lithotripsies? Does surgery come next if the lithotripsies don't work? It's funny---I am a nurse, and have been for many, many years, but don't know these answers. I work full time, yet, and this stent is making my life very difficult.
Avatar n tn I have a Kidney stone that is still in the kidney. I have a Lithotripsy scheduled for Tuesday. The stone is about 4mm. Should I have the procedure done or let it pass on its own?
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones in the kidney, bladder, or ureter . The pieces of stones usually pass out in the urine. This procedure is generally safe but can cause complications such as bleeding, kidney infection, pieces of stone can be left in the body, the kidneys may not work as well, or they may stop working, after the procedure. ulcers in the stomach or small intestine, or urine obstruction leading to pain and kidney damage.
Avatar f tn i went to my urolgoy appointment for my kidney stones i had to do a 24 hour urinalisist. I have to go get a lithotripsy done in march, but before i go to that i have to get a blood preg. test. does that mean my docotor thinks i may be with child?
643805 tn?1243972443 It depends on the size and composition of the stones, how easy they are to get rid of them, home cures are Lemon and Olive Oil, and drinks loads of mineral water and avoid caffinated drinks.
Avatar n tn thx Dr My problem is that i am 20 years old and i applayed for being a pilot in the emirates airlines, i passed all the exams but they asked me to get rid of the kidney stones and i got like one month as a chance. thats why i am in a hurry. please please Dr any advis that my help me to get rid of it in such short time??
Avatar n tn i had two very lage stones in my right kidney. and it caused the top of my kidney to swell from blokage. they did a lithotripsy and ive ben disabled ever sinse the lithotripsy damaged the renin producing glands near the kidney. they say a litho tripsy is perfectly safe. but its not. if you choose to take care of these stones manualy i recomend you do the telescope method. its a littel more invasive but its not as hard on your body.
Avatar f tn I am 71 and after a visit to the ER, found out I had a 12.9 mm stone in my kidney blocking function. They inserted a stent then put me on pain pills and antibiotics. Am now facing a lithotripsy.Please tell me what I am facing with this procedure and what to expect after. The stent will remain in till the Dr. sees me a week after the procedure. I am nervous and scared as I had a heart attack 3 years ago and worried about my stress level. Never had a stone before and the pain was unreal.
Avatar m tn I have a 14.20 mm stone in my right kidney which was removed by lithotripsy and now as per ultrasound report the kidney is clear and now it is two month since the treatment. But after two months still i have now a different pressure like pain at the right side (back side) due to this pressure i always feel anxiety and tiredness. When i walk or move around there is no pressure (pain) but when i sit or lay down the pressure feeling starts.
Avatar m tn Every time I urinate ( which is like 20 times a day) it feels like I'm passing blades and I get a sharp pain in my kidney. There is also blood present that I can see, but not every time I urinate, mostly in the mornings and later in the evenings. I must admit that the pain is getting better everyday. My question is, are all these symptoms normal and when can I take the pipe thingy out?
Avatar n tn I started developing stones because of hyperparathyroidism and developed 28 kidney stones. My urologist did analyse the stones and placed me on dyazide (dieretic) to keep my kidneys flushed. It worked! I was on the dyazide for many years and never had any problems and the stones stopped forming and some of them actually got smaller. Others, I did have to pass the hard way but mine would often take longer than two-three days of pure pain and suffering.
Avatar n tn I have had the lithotripsy, but it's a week later and the stone is still in the same place and they aren't sure if it worked or not. If the pain gets too unbearable go to the nearest emergency room if doctor isn't in. They can perform ct scan or KUB to see where the stones are now and if cause of pain. It could also be a urinary tract infection starting. I also had a large amount of blood in my urine before i got any pain. It could be the start of the stones trying to leave the kidney.
Avatar f tn I have Sjogren's syndrone and develop kidney stones often and they usually pass on their on. I had one crushed three years ago. I now have one that is so large with smaller ones lodged inbetween it that have blocked of my right kidney (seen in a CT scan today). I do not want to go through the crushing again.....what are other procedures? Would like to be prepared before talking to urologist.
Avatar f tn as long as you have a normal kidney on the other side. Certainly the pain your having could be from ureteral stones, and ureteroscopy is preferred in lower ureteral stones in child-bearing age women because lithotripsy may bruise the ovaries if used for lower ureteral stones. Infection is unlikely as infection and an obstructing stone usually leads to a high fever and is an emergency.
Avatar n tn I have had numerous kidney infections and stones over the past few years. I had a stent recently put in because of a narrowing at the UPJ. I am having alot of pain from the stent. My Uro. said before he put the stent in that I would be able to resume a normal life while the stent is in place. I have frequency, I have to go about 30 times in a 24 hr. period and I am taking ditropan xl 5mg. I am also on pryidium plus 2x's a day.
Avatar m tn I'm anxious to hear about your ESWL (ess-wall), so be sure and post back and let us know how it went. You think you may have a Struvite kidney-stone, why? Just curious how you arrived at that conclusion. Was it something your doctor said, that led you to that hypothesis? When you begin passing the fragments of the stone they're 'blasting', be sure and save some of them (so your doctor can turn them over to the Pathology lab and they can identify what the stone make-up is).
Avatar f tn I'm not a doctor, but do have too much experience with kidney stones. For me, I'd get pings and pangs in my kidney as well as microhematuria (blood you cannot see by eye) in my urine when I have stones. I've also had the flank pain you describe .. for me it's been in the lower back. I hope with lots of water your stones move out for you uneveventfully. Please keep in touch. From what I've read stones <5.0mm usually move out on their own with a high % of non-complications, etc.
Avatar f tn She was very sick just over a week before she was diagnosed, and they don't know if she was sick from the kidney stones,or if she had the stomach flu,and getting dehydrated caused the kidney stones. However she never really got too "dehydrated" when she was so sick. She did vomit alot, but was still having plenty of urine. So who knows. Any experience on how long these things take to pass? Thanks again.
Avatar n tn recently the problem has become much worse and I have been told I have 2 kidney stones in My left kidney. I had some blood in the urine and pain as well, and may have in fact passed a stone. My concern right now is the frequent urination. Can the 2 remaining stones in the kidney still be causing the urination problem if they are not moveing down the ureter? If the stones are contributing to this problem , would a medication such as Detrol help? Please advise.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Stones greater than 1cm need therapy. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy are the therapy modes employed. Also, looks like you are having chronic cystitis. For relief from pain apply heated pads, drink plenty of oral fluids and take frequent sitz baths for 15-20 mins.
Avatar m tn Hi, I understand your concern regarding this and kidney stones. Recurring kidney stones is indeed possible especially with your history. Risk factors such as not drinking enough fluids, family history, gender, presence of co-morbid conditions, consuming a high-protein, high-sugar, high-sodium, low-fiber diet diet and even certain types of medications may be contributory. Cutting out calcium from your diet is usually not recommended, unless your intestine absorbs too much dietary calcium.
Avatar f tn Abnormal causes of turbidity include the presence of blood cells, yeast, pus and bacteria. Red colored urine can be due to urinary tract infection or kidney stones. Any undiagnosed kidney disease or rarely kidney tumor can also cause red urine. It is possible that the doctor had missed out some finding. A complete medical history and clinical correlation of test results will be extremely helpful. I sincerely hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
Avatar f tn The new doctor reported that one of my stones was large (8mm) and encouraged me to have a lithotripsy procedure. He said that if I did not the stones could cause permanent kidney damage, etc. I was weary of the procedure and even canceled it days before but was encouraged by the staff that I was worrying over nothing and that it was a simple procedure, so I decided to go through with it. I was told that the procedure should take under an hour.
Avatar n tn I have been dealing with Kidney Stones for the past seven years. I have had lithotripsy 4 times to break up the stones. I have also passed several on my own. My first symptons that something is going on is that I have slight chills and severe diarrhea. It starts slow and within 2 hours it is pouring out of me like water. I then get abdominal pain and nausous. If I take a Vicotin soon enough after these symptoms start I can usually ward off throwing up.
Avatar m tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Since ESWL was not successful, the other two treatment options can be considered. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn Also have extensive stones in in left and right Kidney Also had a UTI ..The E.R. gave me pain meds and sent me home telling me to call a urologist in the next 2 days .I called in the am ...The Urologist gave me Flomax and more pain meds and then scheduled me for ESWL in 8 weeks !!!...and said I can probably pass the stone myself .He also gave me a 30 day supply of antibiotics .I also have Von Willerbrands disease Type 1 .My question is ..can I actually pass a 6mm stone ?