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Renal calculus is a condition some people have to go through at some time in their lives. There can be different reasons behind these renal calculi forming in a person’s body in the first place. The reasons can vary from person to person as they appear due to a physical or a chemical issue in the body.One of the most famous medical methods of dealing with renal calculi happens to be lithotripsy treatment or extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy Melbourne. What happens here is using a machine to send shock waves to the renal calculi in order to shatter them with sound. Though this is mainly considered as one the best methods to deal with certain renal calculi there is a downside to that method too. 

Upside

This is a safe method. Though people might be concerned the shock waves which shatter the renal calculi could also harm the other parts of the body, it usually does not happen. The risk of damaging other parts of the body is extremely low. It is also a painless method of dealing with renal calculi as you will be under a local anaesthetic.

Downside

Any great urologist who you go to is going to explain to you about the upside as well as the downside of the shock wave therapy which deals with renal calculi before you go through the process. The downside is some of the renal calculi not breaking at all or breaking into pieces which are still too large to naturally come out of the body. Sometimes when the first attempt on renal calculi using shock wave therapy does not work you can go through a second attempt. However, if that also fails you have to look for other methods to deal with the renal calculi condition. Though there is the possibility of shock wave therapy not working on some of the renal calculi situations, it still gets good results. That is why it is still used by a large number of people. What you have to keep in mind when you are dealing with a renal calculi situation is actually quite simple. You have to go to the right medical professional who is going to provide you with the best care available for the situation. That way you will get the best results with shock wave therapy if that is at all possible. Also, when you go through this shock way therapy with the help of a good and talented medical professional you will not have to worry too much about the process itself.