Installation Of DJ Stents To Treat Kidney Stones?
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Urinary tract stones can form in the kidneys, ureters (channels that connect the kidneys to the bladder), bladder and urethra (urinary tract). Urinary tract stones are formed due to the accumulation of excess metabolic waste in urine and triggered the habit of lack of drinking so that the production of urine is little to be able to dissolve these waste. Then formed a stone. There are many types of stones that can be formed, namely calcium stones, oxalate, uric acid, ammonia, cysteine and struvit. Stones with a size of less than 4 mm, are called small stones. Size 4-10 mm is called medium stone. And stones larger than 10 mm or 1 cm are called large stones.
Not all stones need action in their handling. Stone can be small and medium size with medicine and drinking water at least 3 L a day. While large stones generally require medical procedures, such as ESWL, cystoscopy, ureteroscopy or kidney stone removal surgery (percutaneous nephrolithotomy).
The installation of Double j stents (DJ stents) in urinary tract stones is done if:
1. The stone is in the ureter so that it blocks the flow of urine into the bladder.
2. Many kidney stones.
3. The large rock that will be planned is done by ESWL.
So a urinary stone with a size of 10 mm, can require the installation of DJ stents and may or may not. This depends on the location of the stone and the condition of the urinary tract, whether there are other complications or not. Therefore, you should consult about this with your urology specialist who is treating you. The doctor certainly knows better your overall health condition.
Meanwhile, drink lots of water every day, which is at least 2 L a day. Avoid consuming lots of sodium, which is salted (avoid salty foods). If you want to take calcium supplements, discuss them first with your doctor.
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