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Hi Dr Y - or whomever answers this Not sure if you have access to the prior information / questions/ answers. I had to undergo a nephrectomy for ureteral obstruction / chronic pyelo after a local urologist when in "blind" (no CT, no renal U/S, only a pelvic
ultrasound which stated "possible stone, recommend CT." I had a huge stone burden/ debris, which I believe led to stricture, etc. My urologist removed a stent 2 weeks laster, then blew me off when I was feeling ill- admitted to ICU with severe sepsis a few
hours later. After another 4 stents in 3 months, still with hydro - told I would have a ureteroureterostomy with reanastomosis. Woke up with a psoas hitch and reimplant. Transferred care from the hospital bed, but had sever pain in groin and right thigh. Dx'd
with GFN injury - have steroid/local injections into psoas every few weeks. Bad year (even a stress-induced cardiomyopathy leading to an MI). First urologist kept blaming me, I was drinking enough water etc. I had the same ESBL e.coli sepsis after both major
procedures. I personally think the ureter was perforated the first lithotripsy , as curvilinear calcifications in the ureter showed up on all 9 of the subsequent CTs. I never had a urine culture or CT prir to lithotripsy. I eventually had a nephrectomy and
take down of the psoas hitch about 8 weeks ago. soooooo, 1) Any idea how long the nerve pain/ burning/numbness will take to resolve? The groin and labia are numb but the top thigh stillhurts pretty bad. 2) I am a midwife, but didn't know much about urology
when this started (ie, should have requested a CT!). After a horrible year, I am considering filing a complaint against the urologist. He has refused to speak since I left the practice, not even a post-op consult to figure out why I had the reimplant. Do you
have any ideas who I could file a complaint with? I live in Cincinnati and thought about the Medical Board. I think he is Board Certified but not sure how to make a complaint. I think he is reckless, it cost me my kidney, and he should be monitored. 3) My
initial ureteral stone was approx. 3.5 cm total - 2 adjacent stones. I believe it was the stone debris that caused an obstruction with subsequent sepsis. Can stone debris cause ureter damage? Thank you for any help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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