Prior to Surgery Bowel Instructions

For your upcoming surgery the following prep must be followed:

  • Day before surgery a light diet, preferably clear liquids.
  • The night before surgery please take 1/2 bottle of magnesium citrate
    • If no results within an hour, take remaing 1/2 of bottle
    • magnesium citrate can be found in any drug store over the counter

After ESWL Follow Up Intructions

Please call our office at 203-853-4200 Option #2 after your ESWL procedure to make a 2-3 week follow-up appointment (the doctor will tell you whent to follow up).

When making appointment please state which doctro you prefer to follow-up with - the doctor who did the procedure or the doctor you regularly see here.

Please take one of the attached order forms to either:

2 – 3 days beforee your schedule follow-up appointment

If they give you a disc of the x-ray please bring with you day of your follow-up appointment (we do not need them prior to appointment).

Post Op Expectations

Time Elapsed You can expect Activities Diet Medications
First 24 Hours Mild nausea/vomiting
Blood in urine
Pain on your side
Mild to moderate discomfort when urinating from passing stone particles
Pain or bruising at IV site
Mild fever less than 101
DO rest and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise
DO strain your urine and save the stone particles.
DO NOT drive a car
DO NOT operate hazardous machinery
DO NOT be left alone without adult assistance.
DO NOT make important personal or Legal decisions
Begin with clear liquids
If not nauseated, progress to normal diet.
Drink 8, 6oz. glasses of water daily.
No alcoholic beverages.
Continue your everyday medications.
Resume contraindicated medications after 72 hours only if you have no blood in your urine.
Take prescribed pain medication and/or Antibiotics as ordered.
If you do not obtain adequate pain relief, please call your Urologist.
24-48 Hours Mild nausea/vomiting
Mild fever less than 101
Pink tinged urine
Mild to moderate discomfort
when urinating from passing stone particles
Walk as tolerated
Strain your urine and save the stone particles.
Normal Diet
Drink 8, 6oz. glasses of water daily.
Continue to take prescribed Medications.
If you do not obtain adequate pain relief, please call your Urologist.
48-72 Hours Pink tinged to clear urine
Mild to moderate discomfort when urinating from passing stone particles
Regular activity as tolerated
Strain your urine and save the stone particles.
Normal Diet
Drink 8, 6oz. glasses of water daily.