Have someone drive you home from the hospital. Rest when you get home. Most people can go back to their regular daily activities 1 or 2 days after this procedure.
Drink a lot of water in the weeks after treatment. This helps pass any pieces of stone that still remain. Your health care provider may give you a medicine called an alpha blocker to make it easier to pass the pieces of stone.
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Take the pain medicine your health care provider has told you to take and drink a lot of water if you have pain. You may need to take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines for a few days.
You will probably be asked to strain your urine at home to look for stones. Your health care provider will tell you how to do this. Any stones you find can be sent to a medical lab to be examined.
You will need to see your health care provider for a follow-up appointment in the weeks after your lithotripsy.
You may have a nephrostomy drainage tube and will need to take care of it.