Low Back Pain After Kidney Stone Laser Surgery?

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good night my doctor a few weeks ago surgery for kidney stones by laser method. . what I asked after the operation was pain in the waist to the legs and excruciating pain in the penile duct when urinating (this pain is more than being put on a polycatheter), please enlighten the doctor.

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Hi suyoto,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

There are several types of kidney stones, including calcium stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones, and cystine stones. The presence of stones in the kidney can cause injury to the wall of the urinary tract which not only causes pain, but the urine also becomes abnormal (reddish or brown in color). Furthermore, kidney stones that are large enough can obstruct the flow of urine, causing urination to become sluggish, as well as fever, chills, nausea, and vomiting. This condition can certainly be dangerous if it is not handled properly.


There are various procedures that can be done to treat kidney stones, one of which is ureteroscopy surgery coupled with laser lithotripsy. This procedure is done by inserting a small tube connected to a camera to the bladder to the ureter. After arriving at the location of the stone, the stone will be broken down into smaller particles and then manually extracted or allowed to pass through the urine stream. Furthermore, a stent is often performed to facilitate the kidneys to remove the remaining stones after surgery. This stent is only temporary and will be removed in 3 to 10 days later.


One of the most frequent postoperative effects of this procedure is pain that is felt along the urinary tract. This pain can be mild to severe in intensity. The onset of this pain is usually due to irritation of the urinary tract wall when removing small stone fragments. Under normal conditions, this pain will improve within 1 to 3 days postoperatively. Not only pain, you may also feel a sensation to always want to urinate (urgency), urinate not filling, to pain in the back. You can deal with this complaint temporarily by taking pain relievers, for example paracetamol. Expand your drinking 8 to 12 glasses per day to help pass the remaining stones from your urinary tract. Get enough rest from excessive activity.


If the pain still doesn't get better on the third day, don't delay to check back with the urological surgeon who treated you before ...


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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