Picture this, you are away from home, on a professional trip. You are all excited and set to make an impression in the professional engagements ahead of you-when suddenly- pain strikes.
What do you do when you require urgent medical help when you are far away from home? Where do you go? Whom do you seek help from? Which doctor do you approach and how do you know the medical opinion given by the doctor will be the right one for you?
Mr. Tarun faced this dilemma when he visited Hyderabad from Mumbai, his hometown. He was in Hyderabad for an event, when he experienced pain near the kidneys. He knew it was due to kidney stones as he had experienced the same pain earlier. Before moving ahead let us understand what kidney stones are.
Stones in the kidney
Stones in the kidney result from a buildup of dissolved minerals on the inner lining of the kidneys, usually comprise Calcium Oxalate but may also have several other compounds.
Symptoms of kidney stones?
- Symptoms may not occur until the stone moves down the ureters. This severe pain is called renal colic. The pain is usually on one side of your back or abdomen.
- Sometimes stones block the flow of urine also medically known as urinary obstruction. Urinary obstructions can lead to kidney infection and kidney damage.
(For more insights on kidney stones, read here)
What could Mr.Tarun have done in this situation as he did not know any doctors or specialists in Hyderabad? He chanced upon my-healthconnect website and contacted them about his medical needs.
Mr.Tarun was worried whether he would get an appointment with a Urologist/Nephrologist at the earliest. But to his delight, my-healthconnect got him an appointment with Dr.Sasanka, Urologist in KIMS Hospital, Kondapur at 10 am, the next day of his call. He was pleasantly surprised that by connecting through the platform, he got the specialist for his medical problem, who could address the pain caused by stones in his kidney.
Mr.Tarun went to KIMS Hospital to meet Dr.Sasanka, who was expecting him. The esteemed doctor examined him and advised him two clinical options for his condition. He could either undergo procedures/surgery or follow the conservative method of taking medicines.
Treatment of kidney stones includes:
- Lithotripsy (sound waves to break up stones)
- Tunnel surgery (percutaneous nephrolithotomy)
Seeking A Second Opinion
Mr.Tarun also got an appointment with a specialist in Care Hospital, Nampally through my-healthconnect, whose opinion on his health condition was the same as Dr.Sasanka of KIMS hospital. After getting two similar opinions from specialists of renowned hospitals in Hyderabad, he was assured that his treatment was moving in the right direction.
It was his decision to follow the conservative option, provided by specialists, of taking medicines. He was put on pain killers and medicines for a few days, that would allow the kidney stone to come out. In a week’s time, after taking the medicines, the kidney stone had come out, and ultrasound diagnosis confirmed it.
Mr.Tarun was happy that there was no need for any surgery or any kind of procedure to remove the kidney stones. He was grateful that he got the required medical aid when he needed it, thanks to the doctors of KIMS Hospital, Care Hospital and to my-healthconnect.
His experience would have been harrowing if he could not get the right doctors at the right time in a city, that was far from home. He is all praise for my-healthconnect for assisting him when he needed it the most.
my-healthconnect: Your health buddy when you are away from home.
Mr.Tarun has given us with this cute term of health buddy away from home. He believes that had it not been for my-healthconnect he could have had a harrowing time. He feels the site helped him stay calm and composed in his moments of crisis. The platform gave him the assurance that help was just round the corner.
Like Mr.Tarun, you can avail my-healthconnect, anywhere anytime to reach a medical specialist. All you have to do is reach out to us. Check my-healthconnect now and get access to doctors across specialties.