Treatment Of Kidney Stones Other Than The ESWL Method?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Urinary tract stones or kidney stones are conditions when a hard, stone-like material forms along the kidneys and urinary tract. The constituent substances can vary, but are divided into four main types, namely calcium, uric acid, ammonia and cystine. The possibility of stone formation is due to the excessive levels of these ingredients in the body.
Among the factors that can increase your risk of developing a new urinary tract are:
Lack of drinking water Frequently holding urine Obesity or overweight Taking certain medications Side effects of digestive organ surgery Previous history of stones High uric acid levels Too high calcium levels Long-term urinary tract infections
Regarding your question, after an X-ray or ultrasound examination, the treatment that can be given for this condition depends on the number, location, size, and type of constituent. Small stones and only one may only be given oral medication and it is recommended to drink lots of water. A stone that is 2 cm in size and located in the lumbar area will probably be treated with ESWL, however, a stone of the same size that is located behind the rib will be operated on because the 'shot' that the ESWL produces can damage the bone.
The available treatment options besides ESWL are ureteroscopy, which involves inserting a tool through the genitals and tracing it until it finds the stone and then crushing it, open surgery by opening it directly, and PCNL by making an incision that is smaller than open surgery with an instrument called a nephroscope.
What you need to know is that it is possible that the stones do not crumble right away especially if they are too large or large in number, so there are several ESWL sessions to be able to actually destroy the stones. So the one who knows when the ESWL treatment doesn't work is the urologist who treats your father. Our advice, ask your father's doctor's treatment plan, how many ESWL sessions he will take before moving on to other treatments, and if you can't switch, what obstacles are there.
Meanwhile, keep a routine control, and don't hesitate to check with the nearest hospital emergency room if the complaints you feel are really unbearable. So, hopefully answering your question.