Lithotripsy Can be Kidney Stones Worst Friend! | Max Hospital
  1. Home
  2. Blogs
  3. Urology
  4. Lithotripsy Can be Kidney Stones Worst Friend!

Get Second Opinion

Please provide your phone number with country code

Doc Connect

Hospital : 
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Description: 
  • Robotic Urological Surgery: 15 years journey 
    Dr. Rahul Yadav, Dr. Anant Kumar
  • Robotic surgery is the latest in advanced onco surgical procedures 
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
  • Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty & balloon dilatation of aortic coarctation in a 10 year old child 
    Dr. Neeraj Awasthy, Dr. Sushil Shukla
  • Role of CT/MR imaging and echocardiography in evaluation of valsalva sinus aneurysm 
    Dr. Reena Anand, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Divya Malhotra, Dr. Bharat Aggarwal
  • Risk factors for patients undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer
    Ms. Kanika Arora, Ms. Ritika Samaddar
  • Radiology Case of The Month 
    Dr. Nafisa Shakir Batta, Dr. Dhruv Jain
Date: 
October, 2015 :15
Emergency Call Button

DELHI / NCR : 011-4055 4055

MOHALI : 0172-665 2666

DEHRADUN : 0135-667 3666

BATHINDA : 0164-660 1666

 

Bio Medical Waste Report For Shalimar Bagh

Month Red Autoclave(Infected Plastic Waste) Yellow- Incineration(AnatomicalWaste & Soiled Waste) Blue Autoclave (Glass- Bottles) Black Cytotoxic- Incineration( Cytotoxic Contaminated Items) White- Sharp Total Bags Total Weight(In KG's)
  No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's)    
Apr-17 924 2963.50 954 2994.10 239 1017.30 103 279.20 1645 606.40 3865 7861.00
May-17 1175 4624.12 1028 3498.40 276 1524.34 87 195.01 1803 823.85 4369 10665.71
Jun-17 1060 4511.45 902 2886.66 293 1324.05 76 194.00 2057 1100.69 4388 10016.85
Jul-17                     0 0.00
Aug-17                     0 0.00
Sep-17                     0 0.00
Oct-17                     0 0.00
Nov-17                     0 0.00
Dec-17                     0 0.00
Jan-18                     0 0.00
Feb-18                     0 0.00
Mar-18                     0 0.00
YTD 3159 12099.065 2884 9379.155 808 3865.69 266 668.705 5505 2530.94 12622 28543.555

Lithotripsy Can be Kidney Stones Worst Friend!

Home >> Blogs >> Urology >> Lithotripsy Can be Kidney Stones Worst Friend!

Clinical Directorate

For more info please call 8744 888 888 (Delhi – NCR) & 9988 422 333 (Chandigarh Tri-city), or mail at homecare@maxhealthcare.com

July 24, 2017 2 220 1 minute, 40 seconds read

Are you suffering from severe abdominal pain? Is there blood while passing out the urine? Though the duration of blood may be intermittent it surely seeks medical intervention.

Have you heard of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL)? It is one of the enemies of kidney stones as it destroys the stones or breaks them into smaller pieces so that they are easy to pass in the urine.

This procedure is suitable for:

  • Having stone size less than 2.0 cm
  • Morbidly obese patients (though success rate is less)
  • Candidates whose kidneys are abnormally structured but no obstruction

What happens during the procedure?

X-ray or ultrasound is done to know the exact location of the stone. A flexible tube (stent) is placed in your ureter to keep the urine flowing through the kidney if required. The shock waves are then given at a high speed to break the stone into smaller pieces. It is a short procedure and you can most-likely get discharged on the same day.

Do I have to stay in the hospital after treatment?

It is possible that your progress will be monitored about few hours. You may be prescribed antibiotics or medicines based on your recovery. Follow ups will be suggested by your clinician. If large stone fragments exist you may be asked for second lithotripsy or another treatment. 

It is true that passing a kidney stone can be extremely excruciating. Though it is day care procedure, the possible risks can be:

  • Bleeding in the kidney
  • Blockage of ureter
  • Infections
  • Stone fragments that cannot be broken
  • Bruises in the kidney

What can I expect after the treatment?

You should not panic as it may few weeks for the stone to completely pass out from your body. You need to drink sufficient quantity of water to clean your system. However, you can experience:

  • Cloudy or Blood in the urine
  • Fever or pain

When to call the doctor?

  • Severe pain while urinating
  • Fever more than 101°F
  • Vomiting or upset stomach
  • Persistent pain that doesn’t subside with medications

 

 

Related Articles

Featured Doctors

Book an Appointment