The prospect of an infection following kidney stone treatment can instill fear in even the most experienced kidney stone formers! We reached out to Dr. Brian Eisner of Massachusetts General Hospital to find out how stone warriors can prevent and manage these complications.
“Any time a procedure or a piece of equipment is introduced into the body, there is a risk of starting up a urinary tract infection,” Dr. Eisner explains. “Additionally, when we break up a kidney stone, we can sometimes liberate the bacteria inside the stone.”
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