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Can I repeat the ESWL procedure?

Your doctor will need to examine you before he or she can establish the proper course of action if the stones are not eliminated.

Normally, shock wave lithotripsy can be repeated if stone fragments are still visible.

Some stone fragments may remain in the urinary tract even if the patient had ESWL. There are two main reasons behind this:

  • the stone’s density
  • the stone’s size

Repeated ESWL may be recommended in this situation.

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