Expectations Going Under Kidney Stone Removal

Most kidney stones pass on their own without the use of any surgical procedure. There are some cases where a procedure is needed to help pass the kidney stone.



If the stone is small enough, at home kidney stone treatment will be done. Whenever there are the possibilities of complications more than likely one or two procedures may be done.

They are:
  1. Ureteroscopic - This procedure is done when the stone is passing the ureter which is connected  to the bladder and kidneys. The process is done by using a thin tube with a magnifier, camera and laser on the end. The stones can then be grab if small enough but if they are too large they may need to be drilled or destructed with a laser and then passed in the urine.
  2. Lithotripsy - This is done with the use of shock waves that travel to the kidney stones causing them to break into tiny pieces. The entire process can take up to 2 hours long. The procedure is most commonly known as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy or ESWL. 

Symptoms Following Kidney Stone Removal

Just like any other stone there are symptoms that come with having kidney stones.

These symptoms include:
  • extreme back pain following kidney stone and stent removal
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • blood in urine
When these symptoms occur the only solution is to drink a massive amount of water and follow a strict diet plan depending on the cause of the kidney stones.


Simple Nutrition Tips To Follow Depending On Type Of Stone


Calcium Oxalate Stones - Minimizing sodium, animal protein and getting enough calcium from food or taking calcium supplements. Avoid foods high in oxalate, such as spinach, rhubarb, nuts, and wheat bran

Calcium Phosphate Stones - Decreasing sodium and decreasing animal protein.

Uric Acid Stones -Decreasing animal protein.


This is why the most important thing to do is drink a great deal of water each day and follow a diet that avoids the formation of future stones.

Pain After Kidney Stone Removal

The pain from passing kidney stones is very severe. Most doctors will prescribe pain relief medications to help. As soon as the stone has passed you will feel an instant relief.











References:


http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/stonesadults/index.aspx
http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/medical-conditions/procedures-and-treatments/endoscopic-removal-of-kidney-stones-families/




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