Surgery For Kidney Stones?? Help?

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    My wife got a call, the doctor wants to surgically remove her kidney stone; have found some resources online, but would appreicate any personal experiences you care to share.

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    Did he give an explanation? Is it too big? Lodged? Too ragged? Isn't the pulverizing kind?
     
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    glad i re-read your post before i actually posted what i was going to. it was about my dad, but his was gall stones, not kidney stones!

    ps did yo uknow you can still get gall stones with no gallbladder?
     
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    Most of them can be lasered. Kidney stones really suck.
     
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    They're more common in men, I believe. Surgery is used when stones are too big to pass on their own or too big to break with the sonic ray. My dad has had surgery on both kidneys to remove stones. The scars are huge.
     
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    There is a non invasive ultrasound or shockwave procedure that destroys the stone without surgery for stones smaller than one inch. There are minimally invasive procedures for large stones. How big is it?

    See also:
    http://www.kidney-stone-symptoms.com/html/surgical-intervention.php3



    KIDNEY STONE PREVENTION:

    Drink a minimum of 1/3rd your body weight in ounces of pure water every day, in 4 to 6 ounce increments.

    I.e. if you weigh 180 lbs, then drink a bare minimum of 60 oz a day of water. If you drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages, you need to increase your water intake substantially from this minimum.


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    My wife thinks they told her the stone was 10.8MM - or, about .4 to .5 Inch.
     
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    ive given up drinking pop and booze altogether. well booze anyway. once in a while ill have a pepsi. waters alot safer anymore than anything else it seems,m as long as its bottled
     
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    Calcium is the main cost of *most* kidney stones, so she may want to watch things like shellfish, and dairy products..

    Water is absolutely mandatory, and cranberry juice helps a lot as well.
     
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    Hmmm. That should be treatable with the non invasive methods.

    Get another doctor. Doctors are, well, quite variable. Some like one procedure, others prefer another approach. It's really more an art than science in some ways.

    I fire doctors all the time. Some of the just piss me off, and I got tired of putting up with their misdiagnosis and mistreatments.

    Find another - they grow on trees.


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