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Category Archives: Kidney Stones
I have an 1 mm kidney stone that isn’t going to move out of my kidney. Should it be taken out if there are no symptoms? This will be my 3rd large stone in 15 years.
This is a very small kidney stone. Stones that are less than 5 millimeters (mm) in diameter will generally pass without surgery or lithotripsy. If you are having no symptoms, it is usually not necessary to perform any invasive procedure. … Continue reading
I have a impacted large stone in my left side and a nephrostomy tube and wire was inserted 3 weeks ago. I also have a 15mm stone in my right kidney with a stent in place and am scheduled for shock wave this week. My question is, is there any medical reason or wait time (ie to wait for results of lithotripsy) for delay of surgery on the left side kidney with impacted stone. Does one stone have to be taken care of before the other?
The question that you ask is a surgical and urological question. I am a nephrologist and have no expertise in surgery or lithotripsy. I suggest that you ask this question of your urologist.
My wife had a kidney stone. So she underwent an operation and the doctor implanted a tube on her kidney. They called it laser operation, but later on we never notice that it has to remove. How long can it last in her kidney? and what is the risk? For now, its almost 2 years and still it hasn’t been removed yet.
The stent should have been removed shortly after the stone was passed. This is a urological problem. I suggest you contact a urologist and have this stent removed, if it is still in place from the kidney to the bladder.
If your father and your mother both have kidney stones, you are also very likely to get kidney stones. The tendency to pass kidney stones is passed down in families.
My boyfriend was diagnosed with a kidney stone on Saturday. The ER doctor said that it is either in the bladder or close to it and that it should pass the rest of the way with no problem. Sunday he experienced not being able to ejaculate during sex. Today, again, he experienced the same thing. He has no trouble getting an erection and feels the urge to ejaculate but nothing comes out. What is causing this?
If your boyfriend has a stone, this could be causing blockage of the tube from the bladder through the penis known as the urethra. If this is the case, your boyfriend should be examined by a urologist. A urologist is … Continue reading
Doctor My mother was suffering from urine infection since two months. Regular antibiotics were given by the doctor but problem remains the same. Then doctor suggested the ultrasound and found some problem with left keydney. The IVP test was done its findings says POORLY EXCRETING LEFT KIDNEY WITH UPPER URETERIC CALCULI. Then doctor suggest two ways: One that some pipe will be inserted in the kidney for ten days so that infection and stone will be drain out….and if this doesn’t happen kidney and stone has to be removed. Another doctor said open surgery will be beneficial for draining the infection. Please suggest us what will be the best treatment for my mother? Her age is 64.
The question that you ask is a urological question. This question should be addressed to a urologist, who is a surgeon. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery. I have no expertise in the area that you describe. … Continue reading