Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
173 Doctors are Online

How to remove a non-obstructive calculi in the kidney?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Infertility Specialist
Practicing since : 2000
Answered : 3755 Questions
Question
What is the best way to remove a11-mm nonobstructive calculuc in the lower pole in right kidney.
YOUR USER SELECTED HAD NOTHING THAT PERTAINS TO KIDNEY STONES.REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO CHOOSE
Posted Fri, 4 May 2012 in Kidney Conditions
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 2 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX,

Thanks for your query.

11mm non obstructive calculi is a very small kidney stone. Sometimes such small stones get expelled spontaneously on their own. Following is my advice for you:

1)Please drink lot of water. It sometimes helps in spontaneous expulsion of calculi.

2) ESWL) is a method of treatment recommended for you. ESWL involves the use of a lithotriptor machine to deliver externally-applied, focused, high-intensity pulses of ultrasonic energy to cause fragmentation of a stone over a period of around 30–60 minutes.ESWL is currently used in the treatment of uncomplicated stones located in the kidney and upper ureter, provided the aggregate stone burden (stone size and number) is less than 20 millimeters (0.79 in) and the anatomy of the involved kidney is normal. In fact, some 80 – 85% of simple renal calculi can be effectively treated with shock wave lithotripsy.

Please come up with follow ups if any .

Regards,
Dr. Mahesh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: How to remove a non-obstructive calculi in the kidney? 1 hour later
MY DOCTOR WANTS TO DO A URETEROSCOPY AND STENT AS HE SAYS STONE IS LARGE AT 11- mm.WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS. THANK YOU
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing back.

You say calculi is in lower pole of kidney. Ureter Stenting would benefit maximum if stone was in ureter and not coming out. As I mentioned ESWL is a better modality. But is not available evrywhere and skilled operators are needed. Hence if ESWL is not available next option would uretrodcopy and stenting.
All the best for your treatment.

Let me know if there are any more queries. Please accept my answer if no more queries.

Regards,
Dr.Mahesh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: How to remove a non-obstructive calculi in the kidney? 15 hours later
I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE STENT FOR KIDNEY STONE IS VERY PAINFUL AFTER URETEROSCOPY. IF SO WHAT IS USUALLY GIVEN FOR PAIN AND HOW LONG MUST THE STENT STAY IN.ALSO CAN ALL OF THE STONE BE REMOVED AT THAT TIME IT IS 11 -MM. THANK YOU
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 24 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for reply.

You will be given anesthesia during the ureteroscopy. You wont feel pain. There will be slight pain after the procedure which will also reduce in one day. Stent will be kept till the stone is passed out. 11 mm stone is passed out easily. Ultrasound monitoring will be done to confirm the passage of calculi. Do not worry & be relaxed.

All the best for your ureteroscopy.

Let me know if there are any more queries. Please accept my answer if no more queries

regards,
Dr.Mahesh Koregol.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
,  

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Nephrologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor