Laser surgery for kidney stones

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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 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 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.
Avatar m tn Watchful waiting is not used for patients who have a fever, urinary tract infection, pain that cannot be controlled by pain medication, or persistent nausea and vomiting. Surgery Surgical treatment may be necessary for kidney stones too large to pass naturally or that may cause bleeding, kidney damage or ongoing urinary tract infections.
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 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 f tn He had his first stone at the age of 18 and since that time has averaged at least 1 surgery a year for unpassable stones while passing small stones and grit on a regular basis. He produces calcium stones and has both hypercalciuria and low levels of citrate. We have had 4 to 5 different urologists in the last 7 years as we have had a hard time finding someone we like. Last year my husband had a eswl treatment and was back in the hospital within 2 hours of release due to a hemorrage.
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.
Avatar f tn In apr of last yr i was dx bya CT in the ER w/ kindey infection, hydronephrosis and 2 small stones at ureterpelvic juction. Tx w/antibiotics for a couple weeks. f/u w/pmd and he rec f/u CT in 3-6 mos otherwise no other tx needed. Over summer i had on again off again side pain and I saw new pmd(moved state,militaryfam) a couples times for same side pain, hip under rib area and aches more with exercise and some pain with urniation.They tx'd as UTI with antiobioitics both times, July and Sept.
Avatar n tn 1) do nothing and wait, 2) surgery (cholecystectomy), 3) non-surgical options. The standard treatment for symptomatic patients who suffer from gallstones has been to have the gallbladder removed surgically along with its contained stones. Removing the gallbladder may have little or no effect on digestion.
2081455 tn?1332179587 Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form.
Avatar n tn Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). This is a commonly used procedure for treating kidney stones. It uses shock waves to break the stones into tiny pieces that are then passed in your urine. In some cases, you may be partially submerged in a tub of water during the procedure. In others, you may lie on a soft cushion. You'll generally require sedation or light anesthesia due to moderate pain caused by the shock waves. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
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 Later I learned that somehow it is not that easy as we would assume to open the kidney and look for stones inside. 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 Stones that are not removed are also capable of growing even larger, which increases the risk of infection and obstruction of your urinary tract, which then becomes a medical emergency.
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?
Avatar n tn I am a 41/f that has a history of UTI's, kidney infections & kidney stones for about 20yrs. I have been hospitalized numberous times for pain management and stone removal. Sometimes I have all they symptoms (nausea, frequent urination, burning sensation, fever, etc.) of a kidney infection or stones and sometimes I just get the pain and the nausea. I have been hopsitalized for a few days to 2 1/2 weeks for my kidneys.
Avatar n tn I have appt with my general pracitioner for month after surgery so will talk to him then Meanwhile we are waiting for this special scope to do the longer procedure. While I'm out, i'm all for having every inch of both kidneys looked at. So will be the end of this week or beginning of next. Am muddling along until then. I'm so much better prepared this time and i'm not at such a worn down stage like last time. This feels choicefull as opposed to desperate. thinking of you all. P.S.
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.
Avatar f tn Hi Shelly, I was diagnosed in 2006 with MSK - after having 11 years of frequent UTI's, 2 hospitalizations for kidney infections. I currently have 4 stones, although small - the chronic pain is unbearable. My physician tells me I should not have pain. I feel crazy, because I do. Please send me any evidence based research you have and how I can privately get you my email address- as I have reached my wits end!
Avatar m tn These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The biggest risk factor for kidney stones is dehydration. Kidney stones may not produce symptoms until they begin to move down the tubes (ureters) through which urine empties into the bladder. When this happens, the stones can block the flow of urine out of the kidneys. This causes swelling of the kidney or kidneys, causing pain. The pain is usually severe. Kidney stones are common.
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 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 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.
Avatar f tn i am used to the pain and can deal with it, what scares me is the kidney pain. normally i dont get kidney pain with the stones. i had to have only one stone removed surgically, it was stuck in the lining of my urethra, total pain on that episode before and after! Does anyone have any knowledge on preventing calcium oxalate stones that i havent tried already? i cant take diuretics because of a sulfa allergy, the potassium citrate does nothing, and i have slowed down on tea and cheese.
Avatar f tn I have done many different types of treatments, lithotripsy, laser, pain therapy (nerve blocks) and many pain meds, not to mention many different diets. I am going for surgery approx. 2 times a year (use to be every 6-8 months), laser works best for me and am under constant care from my urologist and a naphrologist. What really perplexes me is how many other people suffer from this disease, yet not many doctors or specialists are studying it.
Avatar m tn I had lythotripsy laser surgery 2 years ago due to several kidney stones, one of them being about 13mm.