This patient support community is for discussions relating to urology issues, benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction and urological cancers.
Ureteroscopy = a procedure where they insert a scope through your urethra (penis), through your bladder, and up into your ureter, where they can gain access to the kidney-stone.
They'll either blast it into smaller fragments with a laser, or break it up with a tiny pneumatic 'jack hammer' and pull the fragments out one at a time with a basket retrieval device.
A 10mm stone is fairly large, so a laser-cystoscopy/ureteroscopy is a good option. It's not painull at all, and you'll be back on your feet within a few hours.
REALLY... it's an easy procedure, as there is no cutting involved (they're simply inserting a scope into you). Don't worry my friend. I've had MANY, MANY of these procedures done over the years and I'm walking proof that a) they work, and b) they're easy to endure.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.