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Pain after Lithotripsy procedure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I underwent lithitropsy treatement a week back
User :   And kidney stone in the urethreal tube passed of after the subsequent scan
User :   Now since from 3 days I am getting pain in left side abdomen
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the pain is not same as that of kidney stone, but some kind of pulling pain near and down the left kidney area
User :   I am not able to sit comfortably in relaxed position for a long time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I don't feel the pain when I am resting on a bed or when I stretch my spine while sitting
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I feel comfortable when put my hand near that area
User :   I can't suddenly bend forward
User :   I feel that pain when I push near that area in my hand
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I am little worried if its related to lithitropsy and my left kidney
Doctor :   Lithotripsy is a non invasive procedure involving use of shock waves.
Doctor :   This is most often not associated with side effects.
Doctor :   If the pain is severe now, there could be possibilties that there can be another lkidney stone which has been there unaffected by the lithotripsy.
User :   This pain is not similiar to that of kidney stone at all and its is not severe
User :   BTw, the lithitrospy was used to blast the stone in my right urethral tbe
User :   not in the kidney
User :   There was a stone blocking right urethral tube and I underwent the procedure for that
Doctor :   Occasionally kidney stones can be multiple or can be recurrent.
User :   So, none of the kidneys are touched
Doctor :   Since you report of no urinary symptoms and no other associated symptoms in your last chat with our doctor,
User :   Yes
Doctor :   I do not think of any other possible causes apart from possible/recurrent stone
Doctor :   or a local muscular strain.
User :   So it could not be related to any infection to kidney or so right>
Doctor :   And since, I cannot physically examine you from the online chat, it is difficult to predict the cause of the pain.
User :   Ok
User :   Is it advisable to meet a urologist or orthopaedics now?
Doctor :   A physical examination and tests if needed will be able to rule out a recurrent problem/infection.
Doctor :   I wish it is just a musculoskeletal pain and not a recurrent stone,
Doctor :   however I suggest that you report back to your doctor who after a physical examination will confirm the diagnosis.
Doctor :   In the mean time, continue drinking plenty of water
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Atleast 1-2 litres of water a day is necessary.
User :   One more thing
Doctor :   2. Use analgesics such as ibuprofen 400mg twice a day after food for pain relief.
User :   I feel more pain when I touch near the kidney area in the left side
User :   Yes I am taking that
Doctor :   A inflammed kidney or a urotithiasis( stone) in the region of kidney can cause such pain.
Doctor :   A physical examination and evaluation will confirm the diagnosis.
User :   I am little worried, since its not the same pain as I had earlier during my right kidney stone and more towards the kidney
Doctor :   As long as you are passing good urine, no difficulty exists while passing urine,
Doctor :   and as long as you do not have any associated symptoms such as facial swelling, limb swelling, passing blood in urine, breathing problems,
Doctor :   you need not worry.
Doctor :   Report to your doctor who after examination will be able to confirm the diagnosis and suggest you further treatment options.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok
User :   Yes
User :   I willeet my doctor today
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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