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I had Lithotripsy done 2 weeks ago! I was in pain especially after the stent removal. I got anti inflammatory medication that helped a lot (diflofinac). Pain is gone but the bleeding is still there. From yesterday I feel the urge to pee every half an hour!! Checked at a walking clinic for possible infection but there was none! Anybody experienced the same?
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replied August 14th, 2017
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ESWL is a well-established, safe and effective therapeutic alternative to surgical treatment for urolithiasis. Complications of ESWL do occur in a small number of patients, and when they do, they typically involve the kidney.

Lithotripsy attempts to break up the stone with minimal collateral damage through the use of an externally applied, focused, and high-intensity acoustic pulse. The successive shock wave pressure pulse results in direct shearing forces, as well as cavitation bubbles surrounding the stone, and this fragments the stones into smaller pieces that can then easily pass through the ureter.

Because it is a noninvasive and safe treatment, complications of ESWL occur in only 3% to 7% of the patients who undergo this procedure. the complications are usually mild, and life-threatening complications are extremely rare .

Most of the complications include transient gross hematuria, flank pain, and urinary tract infection that can usually be treated with conservative management.

Your symptoms would mostly subside in due time.

In case of doubts You might consult with your doctor and seek a proper opinion.

I hope this helps.



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