- What happens after ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy?
- Can I drink coffee after lithotripsy?
- How much water should you drink after lithotripsy?
- Can lithotripsy damage other organs?
- Are you put to sleep for lithotripsy?
- Do you always get a stent after lithotripsy?
- What should I do after lithotripsy?
- How long does it take to recover from a lithotripsy?
- Does it hurt to pee after lithotripsy?
What happens after ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy?
This treatment uses a laser to break kidney stones into tiny pieces.
For several hours after the procedure you may have a burning feeling when you urinate.
You may feel the urge to go even if you don’t need to.
This feeling should go away within a day..
Can I drink coffee after lithotripsy?
To keep your urine flowing freely and to avoid constipation, drink plenty of fluids during the day (8-10 glasses.) Water is best, but juices, coffee, tea, and soda are all acceptable. Please call The Urology Clinic at 541-754-1287 if there are any questions.
How much water should you drink after lithotripsy?
When you can drink fluids well, drink at least 10-12 glasses (8 ounces each) of liquid each day. The increase in fluids helps you pass the stone pieces and decreases the amount of small blood clots in your urine.
Can lithotripsy damage other organs?
Shock waves (SW’s) can be used to break most stone types, and because lithotripsy is the only non-invasive treatment for urinary stones SWL is particularly attractive. On the downside SWL can cause vascular trauma to the kidney and surrounding organs.
Are you put to sleep for lithotripsy?
Some people have lithotripsy under local anesthesia, which numbs the area to prevent pain. However, most people have the procedure under general anesthesia, which puts them to sleep during the procedure.
Do you always get a stent after lithotripsy?
A stent is not necessary for all patients who have SWL. In fact it is not needed for most patients. Stents can cause blood in the urine, frequent urination, and discomfort, although these symptoms generally improve after a few days. A stent should not be left in place for more than three to six months.
What should I do after lithotripsy?
Most people can go back to their regular daily activities 1 or 2 days after this procedure. Drink a lot of water in the weeks after treatment. This helps pass any pieces of stone that still remain. Your health care provider may give you a medicine called an alpha blocker to make it easier to pass the pieces of stone.
How long does it take to recover from a lithotripsy?
The recovery time is usually fairly brief. After treatment, the patient can get up to walk almost at once, Many people can fully resume daily activities within one to two days. Special diets are not required, but drinking plenty of water helps the stone fragments pass. For several weeks, you may pass stone fragments.
Does it hurt to pee after lithotripsy?
It is common after lithotripsy to have mild burning with urination, frequent urination, sudden urge to urinate and some incontinence (leaking of urine). You may also notice blood in your urine. It is important to increase your intake of fluids if you notice blood in your urine, especially if you see any blood clots.