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Dec 09, 2020
In Kidney Stones Stories
I was diagnosed to have kidney stones both my left and right kidneys in December 2017. On my right side I have several but the biggest is 4cm and on my left it's 2.2cm and several more which makes it impossible to have the ESWL procedure. Anyway, prior to that I have a recurrent case of UTI but only the third doctor did informed me of what's going on and advice me to go to a Urologist which I did. The first, Urologist whom I did consulted told me that he was the traditional doctor and he would like for me to see one of the best doctors who can do this operation without the hassle of the big cut which will make my recovery easier so I took his advise and decided to see the Urologist. After several visits and test to the second doctor, he assured me that this is the best procedure for me to have he explained that after my operation I will recover faster, heal faster and return to work earlier. I had my operation on February 9, 2018. I had a bilateral staghorn calculi surgery (meaning both kidneys have several stones in them). I was amazed that my doctor really took care of me, he was able to finished my operation for less that 3 hours this is on both sides thinking that on either side it takes 2 or more hours to finish. I had a catheter for the first 2 days but then removed afterwards. My only discomfort is the stent that the doctor had to insert on both my kidneys but he told me that I just need to increase my water intake. One thing I like with my doctor is that whenever I have something to ask or concern in regard to my condition he was very patient in explaining to me all that I needed to know, which made it reassuring on my part.
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Dec 09, 2020
In Kidney Stent Conversations
I was lucky enough to go to the hospital with diverticulitis. After an x-ray, they found the kidney stones. I was unaware of the stones at this point, having no symptoms yet. Well, the urologist talked me into having the stent put in. From what have learned after, that was a huge mistake. Pain and very frequent peeing. The pain started for the first few days within the kidney. Having to pee every 20 to 30 minutes there was a lot of pain in the kidney every time but that finally wore off. The frequency of peeing cut down somewhat to about once or twice an hour. The stones did pass while the stent was in, even though the doctor said they wouldn't. Now I have a post-stent procedure, to help with the swelling. It's more of a pain than the first one. Peeing hurts like hell and doing anything but sitting down makes it feel like I need to pee. So if at all possible my advice is to not get a stent.
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Nov 23, 2020
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