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Ureteral Stone Treatment in Ahmedabad

URETERAL STONE SURGERY

Parth Hospital is known for its Ureteral Stone Treatment through the best urologist in Ahmedabad. A stone in the kidney is an annoying, if not painful, condition. The average kidney stone is about the size of a pea but can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The majority of kidney stones are caused by an excessive amount of calcium in the urine. A kidney stone is often the result of dehydration, which causes the urine to become too concentrated. Treatment options vary depending on stone size but may include medication to help pass smaller stones or Ureteral Stone Surgery in Ahmedabad for larger ones that cannot pass on their own.

URETERAL STONE SURGERY SYMPTOMS

For some people, a kidney stone may just stay in a kidney and cause no symptoms. Other kidney stones may travel out of your body in your urine without you knowing anything about it. If kidney stone symptoms do occur, they include:

Pain In Kidney

A stone that is stuck in a kidney may cause pain in the side of your abdomen (loin). This pain can be very severe and cause you to feel sweaty and sick (vomit).

Renal Colic

  • This is a severe pain that is caused by a stone that passes into the tube (the ureter) draining urine from the kidney.
  • The stone becomes stuck. The ureter squeezes the stone towards the bladder, which causes intense pain in the side of your tummy (abdomen).
  • The pain caused by renal colic may last from a few minutes to a few hours. The pain comes in spasms and between these spasms, there may be intervals of no pain or just a dull ache.
  • The pain may spread down into the lower abdomen or groin. You may sweat, feel sick or even vomit because the pain can be very bad.

BLOOD IN YOUR URINE

You may see blood in your urine. This is caused by a stone rubbing against the inside of your ureter.

URINE INFECTION

Urine infections are more common in people with kidney stones. Urine infections may cause a high temperature (fever), pain in passing urine (dysuria), and a need to pass urine more often.

How common are Ureteral Stones?

Ureteral stones, or kidney stones, are exceptionally common and can cause severe pain and discomfort. These small, hard mineral deposits form in the kidneys and eventually travel down the ureters to the bladder. Ureteral stones come in various sizes and can cause varying degrees of pain depending on their location in the urinary tract. Symptoms include sharp pain in the lower back or side, painful urination, and discolored urine.

Types of Ureteral Stones

The most common types of kidney stones are calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate stones, followed by struvite and uric acid stones. Risk factors for developing these stones include dehydration, obesity, a high-sodium diet, and certain medical conditions such as hyperparathyroidism.

Calcium crystals

The most typical ureteral stone is a calcium stone. Calcium oxalate stones and calcium phosphate stones are examples of calcium stone types.

Urate crystals

When there is too much uric acid in your urine, uric acid stones might develop. Stones of struvite. Sometimes, struvite stones might develop following a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Strivite stones

Strivite stones mostly contain calcium carbon apatite and magnesium ammonium phosphate.

Cysteine stones

Cysteine stones are a result of the hereditary condition cystinuria. Cystine, an amino acid, leaks from your kidneys into your urine when you have cystinuria.

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Causes of Ureteral Stones

Causes of ureteral stones include genetic predisposition, chronic dehydration, and the habit of drinking less water, diabetes, polycystic kidney disease.

Mechanism of formation of Ureteral Stones

The kidneys filter the blood and remove excess water and waste chemicals to produce urine. Urine travels from each kidney down the tube (the ureter) draining urine from the kidney into the bladder. This is called the urinary tract.

Many waste chemicals are dissolved in the urine. The chemicals sometimes form tiny crystals in the urine which clump together to form a small stone. Most kidney stones are small and pass out with urine. Some stones become stuck in a kidney or the ureter.

In most cases, there is no known reason why a stone is formed. Most stones are made of calcium. However, in most cases, the amount of calcium and other chemicals in the urine and blood is normal.

URETERAL STONE SURGERY TREATMENT

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses high-energy shock waves which are focused on to the stones from a machine outside the body to break up stones. You then pass out the tiny broken fragments when you pass urine.
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is used for stones not suitable for ESWL. A thin telescope-like instrument (a nephroscope) is passed through the skin and into the kidney. The stone is broken up and the fragments of stone are removed via the nephroscope. This procedure is usually done under general anaesthetic.
  • Ureteroscopy is another treatment that may be used. In this procedure, a thin telescope is passed up into the ureter via the urethra and bladder. Once the stone is seen, a laser is used to break up the stone. This technique is suitable for most types of kidney stones surgery.
  • Surgery to remove the stone. This is only needed in a very small number of cases where the above, newer techniques have not worked or are not possible. It may be done if you have a very large stone in your kidney.

WHAT IS URETERAL STONE SURGERY?

Kidney stones are hard stones that can form in the kidney, in the tube (the ureter) draining urine from the kidney, or in the bladder.

The kidneys filter the blood and remove excess water and waste chemicals to produce urine. Urine travels from each kidney down the tube (the ureter) draining urine from the kidney into the bladder. This is called the urinary tract.

Many waste chemicals are dissolved in the urine. The chemicals sometimes form tiny crystals in the urine which clump together to form a small stone. Most kidney stones are small and pass out with urine. Some stones become stuck in a kidney or the ureter.

In most cases, there is no known reason why a stone is formed. Most stones are made of calcium. However, in most cases, the amount of calcium and other chemicals in the urine and blood is normal.

WHAT MAKES URETERAL STONE SURGERY MORE LIKELY?

You are more likely to form a kidney stone if your urine is concentrated. For example, if you exercise vigorously if you live in a hot climate, or if you work in a hot environment when you may lose more fluid as sweat and less as urine.

You are also more prone to develop kidney stones if you have:

  • Repeated (recurrent) urine infections.
  • Repeated (recurrent) kidney infections.
  • An abnormal kidney - for example, with scars or cysts on it.
  • A close relative has had a kidney stone.

We understand that Ureteral Stones can be a painful and uncomfortable experience for patients. That's why we have a team of highly skilled urologists who specialize in treating this condition. Our urologists use the latest technology and techniques to provide the best possible care to our patients.

At Parth Hospital We offer a range of treatment options for kidney and ureteral stones depending on the size and location of the stone. For smaller stones, medication may be prescribed to help pass them naturally. However, for larger stones that cannot pass on their own, Ureteral Stone Surgery in Ahmedabad may be necessary.

Our Ureteral Stone Surgery is minimally invasive and performed using state-of-the-art equipment. This means that our patients experience less pain, scarring, and downtime compared to traditional surgery methods. At Parth Hospital, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction above all else. We work closely with each patient to develop a personalized Ureteral Stone Treatment in Ahmedabad plan that meets their unique needs and goals.

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