What is Lithotripsy?

Category: Procedures


Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones in the salivary gland, kidney, bladder, or ureter.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lithotripsy

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Blood in urine (hematuria) 2
Abdominal pain 1
Bruising 1
Pain in lower back 1
Pain in rib 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lithotripsy.