My husband has frequent kidney stones. He had lithotripsy for the 3rd time in March.?

The urologist said he was having a hard time seeing the stone but went ahead with the procedure. When it was all said and done the doctor said he was never hitting the stone because the stones were fully intact and never even cracked. Since then my husband has had severe pain in that area. He has been back to the urologist several times and even our family doctor and they can find no reason for his chronic pain. Could the lithotripsy have done some damage? Has anyone been thru anything similar to this?

  1. katwoman, 27 May, 2010

    I am assuming that the urologist was able to tell you that the stones were "fully intact" because they were still observable at the end of the procedure. Which means they are still there now which would cause your husbands pain! At least the way your question is worded that is exactly what it sounds like. I would get another opinion from a different urologist or even better start with a nephrologist which is a Dr. specializing in the kidneys. Generally, they look at the problem in a more broad way and will consider metabolic influences etc. Let the nephrologist recommend a urologist to you. It is possible for your husband to get help and relief, you just need a new team and perspective. Good luck!

  2. You Are Enlightened, 27 May, 2010

    You need to get on the net and look up forms of malpractice for that surgery. And see if you can find something also it could just be his stones.

    Try magnesium and B6. Swedish researchers found that a daily supplement of magnesium curtailed stone recurrence by almost90 percent in a group of patients. Scientists speculate that magnesium works because it-like calcium- can bond with oxalate. But unlike the calcium/oxalate bond, this link-up is less likely to form painful stones. Vitamin B6, meanwhile, may actually lower the amount of oxalate in the urine. In one study, 10 milligrams a day seemed to do the trick.

  3. jean t, 27 May, 2010

    Wish I could help.You might want to change Dr’s and also look up lithotripsy on the internet and get all the information that you can.

  4. Bill, 27 May, 2010

    Kidney stone are not fun. A lot of it has to do with diet and getting enough fluids. Stay away from Tylenol, that has a tendency to help the formation of kidney stones. Your doctor should give your husband some sort of dietary plan to follow.

  5. ebenjamin10, 27 May, 2010

    He should avoid eating the vegetables containing oxalates such as spinach and chard. Cranberry juice and lots of barley water should help to dissolve the kidney stones.If possible, consult a dietitian.

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