Chennai Kidney Care

PROSTATE

Chennai Kidney care is proud to be able to offer a complete range of treatments for prostate cancer and benign prostatic enlargement.

PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT:

An enlarged prostate caused by a noncancerous tumor that is commonly found in men above 55 years of age.

SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

  • Difficulty starting to urinate despite pushing and straining
  • A weak stream of urine; several interruptions in the stream
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • A sudden strong desire to urinate (urgency)
  • Frequent urination
  • The sensation that the bladder is not empty after urination is completed
  • Frequent awakening at night to urinate

If a worsening urethral obstruction is left untreated, possible complications are a thickened, irritable bladder with reduced capacity for urine; infected residual urine or bladder stones; and a backup of pressure that damages the kidneys.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Your doctor will evaluate several factors to decide the best treatment option for you. Treatments include:

  • Medications
  • TUNA (transurethral needle ablation)
  • Laser surgery
  • Open simple prostatectomy

URETERIC STONES

Ureteric calculi are stones that form in or travel down to the ureters, which are the slender muscular tubes that connect the kidneys to the urinary bladder. These tubes are physiologically constricted at 3 points along their lengths, namely at the ureteropelvic junction, entry into the pelvis as they cross the bifurcation of the common iliac artery and the ureterovesical junction.

As a consequence, these points are the commonest sites where ureteric calculi may become impacted. This may cause several signs and symptoms that may be site-specific as well as related to the degree of urinary obstruction.

TREATMENT OF URETERIC STONES

Treatment of ureteral stones depends on the size and location of the stones and the substances from which they are formed. Treatments include:

  • Shock wave lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

SOME COMMON USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT STONES

  • Kidney stones often produce intense pain that starts in the lower back and may move to the side or groin.
  • In some cases, bladder stones can cause symptoms, but in other cases they may be silent, and detected incidentally.
  • Those who have had a kidney stones/bladder stones/ureteric stones before are at greater risk of developing another.
  • To prevent kidney stones, drink plenty of water every day.
  • Once a stones has passed, it can be evaluated to determine the cause. Knowing why your stones formed is the best way to reduce your risk of future stones.
  • Often, stones will require a procedure in order to be removed. However, in many cases such procedures can be performed without an incision, and without requiring overnight hospitalization.