Laser Therapy For Kidney Stones That Do Not Show Development?
Good afternoon … r nI have been exposed to kidney stones only detected 6 months ago … right kidney stones … have died as much as 5x .. with a stone size of 1.1 cm … not changed from the beginning … even increased by 0.2 cm from the previous Eswl … r npasca The 5th Eswl … I didn’t bleed to bleed … r Is there a sign that there was no response from the results of the ESWL or what? Thank you
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ESWL or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a therapy using high-energy shock waves that can destroy stones in the kidney. Stone that has been destroyed is expected to come out on its own without the need for surgery. This therapy is a very effective therapy for the treatment of solitary kidney stones with a size of less than 2 cm.
Although this therapy is considered very effective and is the first choice therapy for simple kidney stones and the size is not too large in people with normal kidney anatomy, failure with ESWL therapy remains. In cases like you (stones don't shrink with 5 treatments), other kidney stone therapies should be considered such as ureteroscopy (URS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). In general, doctors will recommend URS therapy first. URS is done by inserting a tube from the bladder into the ureter and kidney to take the stones that are visible. PCNL is done by making a small piece of skin over the kidney and inserting an instrument such as a tube into the kidney to take stones in the kidney.
You should discuss your treatment plan again with the urologist who treats you.
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