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I passed blood in my urine about a month ago. Had CR/Urogram that showed kidney stones, but nothing else. Urologist followed up with cystoscopy. As a man I was terrified. (The worry was far less than the process.) Hoped to have lithropsy, but the urologist who does this said a follow up x-ray didn't show the stones. CT Urogram showed two non obstructingr,right renal calculi,largestl inear,6 mm in pelvis,new since prior CT.
I am planning a vacation, so my question is once I get on the OR schedule, what time frame are we looking at for recovery? The urologist who does the uteroscopy was great explaining things. He said if I previously passed stones, I might manage on a trip, but I never have passed stones. He also explained that I might need a stent once he goes in and I'd have to come back. Does it seemed reasonable that I'll be able to travel 20 days after I'm scheduled? First, if necessary, 10 days for enlarge ureter, then another , would it be ten days after the process ?
Is there any lithropsy device which works with something other than an x-ray ? Any advice would be appreciated.
I'm also petrified thinking of the stent. He was very realistic saying that 10% of people have bad pain with it.
This all sounds reasonable. Lithotripsy can be done with US guidance on some machines, but most use x-ray. 20 days after URS you should be able to travel. Stents are not comfortable, but I'd say 10% is a reasonable estimate for people who are really miserable with them.
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