Kidney stones treatment stent

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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 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 Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options. Hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options. Till then you can take oral anti-inflammatory pain killers like Ibuprofen.
Avatar n tn Ureteral stenting is done primarily to allow the flow of urine from the kidney through the ureter to the bladder. Placement of stent is usually done along with lithotripsy or nephrolithotomy as a treatment for removal of stones. If this procedure is also planned along with stenting then a two days stay is required. If it is only stenting then a single day stay at the hospital is required. Do write to us for further queries. Best.
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 f tn Bed rest, hydration, analgesia, stent placement, percutaneous nephrostomy are the possible options. The size of stones, position of stones and your general health condition will help in deciding the exact treatment for you. Hope it helps. Take care and good luck!
Avatar m tn As far as I know, these are the only treatments - http://www.mayoclinic.org/kidney-stones/treatment.htm "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.
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 f tn I am a 60 yr old female with extensive history of kidney stones since 1978 (before lithotrypsy), recurrent infections & blood in urine. I am prone to both calcium stones & uric acid stones. First kidney stone was size of a walnut & could not pass so was removed by actual surgery. Over the yrs I experienced more stones that would not pass so more surgeries. Have developed scar tissue in both ureters & have had 2 stents. Extreme pain so stent removal.
Avatar n tn I rec'd a INTERNAL kidney stent, because of rather large kidney stones blocking my bladder and causing pain/bleeding. This is NOT a EXTERNAL kidney stent. Dr Smitha Mathews response appears that she is replying with regard to a external stent(catheter)??? Sorry for the miscommunication on my question. Does this make a difference with regard to her response? Again, excessive bleeding and pain since kidney stent implanted 4 days ago. I do NOT have fever, nausea, or vomiting.
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 I have recently had a stent put in to help get to 2 small stones in my kidney I was in excrusiating pain and was rushed into hospital and the stent fell out while passing urine. I am still in pain but it is mostly controlled by pain killers and anti inflammatory tablets to. Do i have another stent put in as the surgeon couldnt get to the stones to laser them thats why he put a stent in? Or do i have proper surgery to remove them once and for all?
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 I am currently 5 months pregnant and was recently hospitalized for treatment of kidney stones. Well my stone(s) have yet to pass and it's been about a week. I went for an update with my urologist on today and he has signed me up for a procedure where he will input a stent into my ureter. I have 4 more months to go in the pregnancy and at this point I am really freaked out! I've read and heard negative things about the stent. Did these work for anyone without causing more pain and problems?
Avatar n tn Alternatively, ureteral stents may be used during or after urinary tract surgical procedures to provide a mold around which healing can occur, to divert the urinary flow away from areas of leakage, to manipulate kidney stones or prevent stone migration prior to treatment, or to make the ureters more easily identifiable during difficult surgical procedures. The stent may remain in place on a short-term or long-term basis.
Avatar m tn Your doctor will decide on the best possible treatment. Sometimes they will do lithrotripsy on bigger stones, or they may go up the ureter and use a special little device that catches the stone and removes it. Sometimes they will put in a stent to see if that helps pass the stone. Sometimes, especially if the stone isn't blocking off the ureter, they will just wait and see if it passes on its own.
Avatar n tn 4 weeks ago in the emerjency room the doctor put me urinary stent becouse of infection and stones in my uretra. Now I finished takink medication they recomended me. Ther is no more infection in my urine. I vant to remove the stent and the stones, becouse it hurts me too much, and I cant take animore. But the doctor said thad I need 2 more monts the stent to be inside me. Why? I cant wait, I have too much pain. Do I have right to request removal of the stent?
Avatar n tn If anyone can tell me what to do I would be grateful. I have had laser treatment for kidney stones and have had one stent placed for 3 months, one for 6 months taken out on 23rd August, and replace with another stent, hopefully this will be removed at the end of September.
Avatar f tn It took a few hours but finally (after a CT scan) they figured out that i've got 2 kidney stones. One was still in my kidney and the other blocked my kidney from releasing into the bladder I was told...which I guess is where all the pain was coming from. They gave me dilaudid for pretty much the entire first day and then the pain went away on my right side so they stopped giving it to me. I left the next afternoon but was horribly cranky that entire night.
Avatar n tn A subsequent CT scan revealed I had 2 additionall ( 2mm non-obstructing) stones in my right kidney and a cluster of at least (four 2-3 mm stones in my left kidney). They were also non-obstructive. I've been told by a couple of doctors and urologists that they cannot be the cause of my pain, even though the pain feels just like when I had obsturctive ones. I can also feel the damn things moving around and it causes me to have kidney spasms.
Avatar n tn did UltraSound can help to detect kidney stones? i've just completed the ureteral stent removal for the final step of kidney stone treatment. really had a hard time for the past 1 month.. i feel so bad to cause a trouble to my family: 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 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 m tn I had surgery to remove kidney stones on 09/16/09 and a stent was placed. Stent was removed on 09/22/09. I was pain free for about three weeks. On 10/19/09 started having some back pain. By 10/22/09 i ended up at the E.R. with excrutiating pain. Doctors ordered CT Scan, Ultra Sound and found nothing. They make you feel as if it's all in your head and you are making it all up. they make me feel like i'm a pill popper/pills seeker.
Avatar n tn 2 weeks ago I had surgery where my urologist cut into the top of my kidney and started to remove stones from the kidney itself. He didn't get very far and is unsure where to go from here at the moment he is considering open surgery where he would remove all the stones at once rather than doing it piecemeal as planned. I currently have a second nephrostomy tube. Do you have any suggestions on what treatment would be best. I have always drunk heaps of water and avoided salt my whole life.
1238554 tn?1339423716 I had my first ever lithotripsy treatment on Tuesday to get rid of a few stones in my right kidney as well as a 9mm stone in my left ureter. They thought they would have to place a stent in, but luckily they didn't. I'm just wondering if it's normal to have pain....like sore muscle pain, in my groin area? I know it's normal obviously to feel sore in my back, but I feel sore pretty much all over at this point.
Avatar f tn 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 n tn I have another week before I see the urologist to have my stent out but I am concerned as to why they would have waited to install the stent and what my risks would be for kidney damage. At one point the urologist mentioned they could put the stent in and do the lithotripsy separately, but that would require two surgeries and he did not really suggest that. Had I known there was any type of risk to my kidney I would have been happy to have two surgeries.