The options may range from 'wait and watch', drug therapies, surgery, or some combination. Your doctor will recommend a treatment course that best fits with your individual situation and disease. Drug therapy includes tamsulosin, alfuzosin, dutasteride , or combinations as well.
Many kidneys stones don't move and are too small to cause any symptoms. However, if a kidney stone cause a blockage, or moves into your ureter, you may:
The mainstay of treatment is antibiotics. However, a source should be sought for recurrent, persistent, or complicated UTIs and corrected: e.g., obstruction from urinary stones, congenital urinary tract anomalies, indwelling catheters, diabetes, and spinal cord injury.
Treatment of urinary incontinence depends upon the type, cause, and severity of the problem. Most importantly, the treatment of incontinence should be predicated on a clear understanding of the underlying physiology and pathology. In some cases exercising the pelvic floor muscles (Kegels, biofeedback, or electrical stimulation) or periurethral injection of collagen may suffice in mild cases of stress incontinence. In some cases medications may be effective, e.g., estrogens may be effective when stress incontinence is due to hormonal imbalance.
If urge incontinence also exists, combination therapy may be necessary. In severe cases associated with anatomical abnormalities such as intrinsic sphincter deficiency, large cystoceles, urethral diverticulum, vesico-vaginal fistulae or genital prolapse, surgery may be the best option. For the neurogenic bladder, clean, intermittent self-catheterization is an option.
Based on the results of your urologic evaluation, your Urologist will recommend the best management option for you. With today's advanced diagnostics and treatment options, the choice of doing nothing, wearing absorbent products, or stuffing one's undergarments with tissue/towels is usually a poor choice and unnecessary?
This procedure is the usual treatment to remove stone about 1 to 2 centimeter or smaller. The stones are shattered by way of applying external shocks. The fragmented stones pass through the urine. Some stone may not shatter completely and may require another sitting .
Holmium LASER fragments all kinds of stones irrespective of size and composition. This unique device allows stone fragmentation with increased precision literally transforming stone into dust. For you it offers multiple benefits:
1. Gets rid of stones in a single treatment.
2. Faster healing times.
3. Less post operative pain.