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Recurrence of kidney stones - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Kidney Conditions
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i want to chk some health info regarding my mom ...
Doctor :   sure go ahead
User :   she is 49 years old ... she is having stone in kidney we did operation 15 years back ..
Doctor :   ok
User :   that time itself ..again same problem will come nu doctor told she feel some pain in that ..
User :   now we did test again they are telling need to operation to remove that stone again ..
User :   can you help me what exactly need to done to prevent this issue ...
Doctor :   so again the kindey stone has come up ?
User :   yes ...
Doctor :   was the option of lithotripsy not given
Doctor :   by her physician ?
User :   what it means doctor ..can you please explain that ..?
Doctor :   Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones in the kidney, After the procedure, the tiny pieces of stones pass out of body in urine.
Doctor :   High-energy shock waves, also called sound waves, will pass through body until they hit the kidney stones.patient may feel a tapping sensation when this starts. The waves break the stones into tiny pieces.
The lithotripsy procedure generally takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.
User :   oh that is good procedure ...
Doctor :   no operation required
User :   so no need to do admit in hospital for this ..?
Doctor :   depends how the patient feels
User :   last time they put pipe in urinal place and removed that stone through urine and they given only trips in that time..she was admitted for 5 days ....
User :   can you please tell which hospital to check this Lithotripsy method ..? how much it will cost ..? how long patient need to stay in hospital ..? will it makes more pain when pass shock waves ..?
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   its a common procedure
User :   how much it will cost .?
Doctor :   for that you would have to contact the hospital
Doctor :   as every hospital has their own rates and doctor fees
User :   ok thanks long it will take to do ..?
Doctor :   your mother will be first examined and then after seeing her physical condition she will be advised
User :   oh ok will check there ...
User :   we can not use tablet to dissolve this stone problem ..?
Doctor :   no if the stone is big it cant be done
Doctor :   hope that answers your query
User :   yes doctor is very useful to me ...i will check with above hospital ...
Doctor :   ok you take care
Doctor :   have a nice evening
User :   Thank you doctor ..
Doctor :   good bye
User :   you will be online always ..?
Doctor :   if i am not busy with other patients i will be able to help you
Doctor :   or some other physician will be there
User :   oh ok ...this stone again will come after some years ..
Doctor :   hopefully not
User :   ok doctor thanks ...Have a Nice Day ....
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye
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