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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi, how can i help you ?
User :   In Last week i was having problem in my stomach in left side,after Ultra Sonography & IVP Test it was found that some 0.9mm calculus has found in left pelvis
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this a 0.9 mm or 9mm OR 0.9cm CALCULUS ?
User :   9mm
Doctor :   stones above 6mm will take time to go out
Doctor :   a time period, of 2-3 weeks can be given, with hydration therapy
User :   as per doctor i need to undergo operation
Doctor :   here about 2-3 Litres of fluid intake per litre will help to flush the stone
Doctor :   may i know the location of the stone ? and is there any dilation of the kidneys on the ultrasound ?
User :   i don't know in depth but as per doctor the three urinary pipes are there out of which in middle pipe the stone is there
Doctor :   ok, so the stone is obstructing the ureter
User :   but i dont have any problem in passing urine
Doctor :   so has he suggested, cystoscopy and uretroscopic retreival of stone ?
Doctor :   in case you dont have any problem passing urine, then you can wait, without the procedure
Doctor :   drink a lot of fluids 2-3 litres per day
User :   some option he has suggested is in it no surgery is there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is called ESWL
Doctor :   Extracorporeal lithotripsy
Doctor :   where the stone is broken by using ultrasonic sound waves
Doctor :   In case you have pain attacks due to the stones, then you might go to the hospital for IV fluid administration and pain killers
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User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do u have any other medical query ? or any doubts about my advice
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