Kidney stones treatment management

Common Questions and Answers about Kidney stones treatment management


Avatar n tn what is the common treatment for someone that has a history of kidney stones if entering the ER. shouldn't this pt get a stent?
Avatar n tn It an also be given in managing kidney stones in men and not as effective in women. It is best that you have your kidney stones checked by your doctor for proper management. Drinking plenty of fluids may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn I have just had treatment for kidney stones -- the stone is too large to pass and it is translucent. Efforts to enter the kidney from the back and remove it failed as I was told the surgeon and the radiologist could not see the stone at the same time. I was released and thy have a drain tube on my kidney. I am to return in one week. What procedures might they be considering to remove the stone.
Avatar m tn For mild to severe pain not relieved by medication and persist after 2months, have this evaluated further by your urologist for proper management. In some cases, kidney stones may recur. It is recommended that regular follow-up with your doctor to ensure that kidney stones are controlled and do not return. Additional tests such as x-rays, blood tests, or urine analysis may be done. Take care and best regards.
Avatar m tn Hi, Lithotripsy is the most common management for kidney stones.The recovery time is usually short and after treatment, you may have blood in the urine and even abdominal pain or aching for several days. Oral pain medication and drinking lots of water will help relieve symptoms. It is important that you check with your doctor first for evaluation before removing the stent. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn I am a 37 year old man. I had Kidney stones in 2002 which was treated by the laser treatment. Again this year in 2010, I had the same problem and was again treated by the same method. The analysis of the stone was found to be due to calcium. My job demands that I remain fit all the time due to lack of medical help. I do drink about 2 liters of water per day some times accompanied with lemon.
Avatar f tn My last period was December 4th. Unfortunately, the week after, I developed kidney stones. Worst pain ever. My last stone passed shortly before Christmas. I have felt fine since then, except for the fact that my pee still isn't normal. It's very cloudy and smelly, and the doctor said it shows a lot of white blood cells. It has now been about a month since my last stone passed, my doctor said my pee should be normal by now.
Avatar f tn My question is do any of you see a pain management dr for pain related to kidney stones? Ive gotten stones for the last 18 years but they used to come about anywhere from once or twice a year with one 3 year gap of no stones which was heavenly. Now since novemeber they seem to forming rapidly. Is this any indication that this may continue to be a frequent problem or could this just be a flukish year? My urologist doesn't seem to have any real idea so i was looking for personal experiences.
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 f tn My urologist has referred me to a pain management dr and my appt is still 2 weeks away. My question is has anyone here seen a pain management dr for pain related to kidney stones? If so can you shed any light on what to expect? Ive never been to this type of dr before so i don't really know what he can or will do for me and can't find much info online about this particular kind of situation.
Avatar n tn A 4mm stone has 80% chances of coming out spontaneously, where as 5mm stone has 20% chances. Stones more than this size usually require treatment. Medical management includes calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers etc. Surgical treatment involves shock wave lithotripsy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy or open surgery. Choice of surgery can be made upon the size and location of the stone. Get an ultrasound and intravenous pyelogram done and visit urologist for further assistance.
Avatar n tn I've had cysteine kidney stones since I was 16, am now 23. I am also 9 weeks pregnant and I know while pregnant they can't do surgery. But, I have like 5-6 stones in my left side and my right side has some obstruction here lately I've been having a lot of pain, had worse, but still hurts. What options do I have to get rid of the pain while being pregnant? If anybody can help, please do.
Avatar n tn // I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Before you assume your kidney stone production is based on a magnesium deficiency, you need to have your labs and stone analized. An IVP of your kidney will help determine if you don't have a "sponge kidney".Medullary Sponge kidney is an anatomical defect in the kidney which produces multiple kidney stones within pockets of the kidneys. No amount of Magnesium will resolve that. So I wouldn't go messing with your chemistry until you know why.
Avatar n tn When they found the staghorn in your kidney, what was the treatment? Why did it get so bad that your kidney had to be removed? I guess my question is what happened from age 43 to 45 as far as treating the condition when they found the staghorn? Thanks so much for your comments...they are very helpful!
Avatar f tn He also helped get a stone moving along that was stuck in my kidney. I could feel, but it wasn't moving. I hope this could be of help to some of you. It is definitely something to consider.
Avatar f tn How are you supposed to walk in to the pharmacy when you just left the hospital for kidney stones? I'm so very sorry this happened to you. If you fight it and explain what happened to every single person involved I think everything will turn out alright. We're here to listen, help and support you anyway we can. Please keep us up to date on how all this is going.
Avatar n tn Usually with hydration and proper medical therapy, many stones can be avoided. It is not unreasonable to postpone treatment of existing stones, because often the calcifications are still in the collecting ducts ( not the renal pelvis) where the stones may never cause a problem. It is usually the sequella of medullary sponge kidney that require management (stones and infection). Many patients have hypercalciuria and are treated with thiazide diurectics to limit stone formation.
Avatar n tn ”)(1) Also, it is important to note that the characteristic and size of renal and ureteral stones are important in choosing lithotripsy as the management of choice. “… consider ESWL in most patients with renal calculi as first-line treatment, except in patients with renal calculi bigger than 30 mm in diameter.
Avatar n tn they have to take leave to send me to hospital, they have to use their money for treatment that was exceed my insurance allowance. i can say, from the passing kidney stones until the removal of stent, i was suffer so much!
Avatar m tn It was found that my stone was calcium based and I was told to avoid all dairy products as well as some fruit and veg. There are 4 different types of kidney stones. Unfortunately, once you have had kidney stones the chances of getting another one are much higher.
Avatar n tn To help the body pass the stone, Calcium channel blockers and alpha-blockers have been shown to help kidney stones pass more quickly with very few side effects. Depending on the type of stone present, these medicines can help you. Discuss this with your doctor for proper management. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Then after they repaired they through everything at me even though the pain was far less after repaired. I made the mistake of telling the Doctors years ago when I had Chronic Kidney Stones for over ten years that I think I had become addicted after the pain was gone once I had a lithotripsy.. Dear God that followed me to this day. The pain clinic I was afraid to complain about was taken over after the DEA was on them due to multiple deaths.
Avatar n tn When a kidney is not in its position, there are possible complications such as infection, stones, kidney failure, and increased risk of injury from blunt trauma. If your urinary function is normal and the doctor finds no blockage, no treatment for ectopic kidney is needed. However, regular follow-up for monitoring is recommended in case a change occurs. If you are feeling kidney symptoms, have this checked for further evaluation and management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn i am a 31 year old male healthy dont smoke dont drink exercise daily love to do thing i have had near 30 kidney stones from the time i have been 18 close to 20 surgeries for stones on both sides but over the last year chronic pain on left side feels almost as if someone has fingers under rib cage and pulling constantly trmendous pain constantly to the point of tears pain worsens when riding in a car or laying down anyone have any ideas???
Avatar n tn Hi, What treatment was done previously? Most kidney stones pass out of the body without any intervention. However, when stones are big and cause lasting symptoms or other complications, management is different. This will require medical treatment or possible surgery. Talk to her doctor about her pregnancy and have her evaluated further for proper management. I also recommend that she rest and drink plenty of fluids. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I just had a kidney stone 3/4" in diameter, blasted. It was the worst pain I have ever had. They had to put a stent in so all the dissolved stones could more easily move out. Now I have to have the other side done. I just was wondering if anyone has had stones blasted and is this a good way to get rid of stones? I would love to hear other's thoughts on this subject.
Avatar f tn Kidney ultrasound scan. When you have got all these results,we can evaluate and decide if a kidney biopsy and treatment will be needed. It's shocking how many people have kidney diseases/ glomerulonephritis without knowing until their kidney functions start decreasing. In the country where I came from originally - china, routine urinalysis is checked among all ages every year.
Avatar m tn I think that I have a fair idea about the diverticulitus (my mother has had the condition for over 20 years; but for the kidney stones, and gallstone - what can I expect the treatment to be?