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lithotripsy kidney stones clogged arteries

if you were to have a clogged arterie in your kidney and were to get high intensity ultra sound waves to break down a kidney stone can complications happen
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Hi,
How are you? Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones in the kidney, bladder, or ureter . The pieces of stones usually pass out  in the urine. This procedure is generally safe but can cause complications such as bleeding, kidney infection, pieces of stone can be left in the body, the kidneys may not work as well, or they may stop working, after the procedure. ulcers in the stomach or small intestine, or urine obstruction leading to pain  and kidney damage. The outcome depends on the number of stones you have, their size, and where in your urinary system they are. It is best that you discuss this with your attending physician for proper evaluation. Take care and best regards.
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