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is it normal for stent used for kidney stone to hurt

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Urology: No this is not normal. You may want to check with your urologist if you have persistent pain.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Stent: It is normal to feel some discomfort and see a little blood-tinged urine after stent placement. Some complications include infection, bleeding, urete ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ur ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Ureteral stents: Stents are plastic, foreign bodies, and cause irritation and inflammation in the bladder. As long as you have a ureteral stent, you may experience in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not at all.: Although the kidney itself has no pain receptors, the structures around it do, such as the ureter (that drains into the bladder) and the capsule (that ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manohar Ahuja
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Life long (in kidney artery) or usually three months or longer depending on type of stent (in the ureter) and also depends on reason for stent, but is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
None,...: There is no connection between ED and kidney stone. But, as age increases, more diseases and drug uses may coexist, resulting in gradual physical dysf ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it is: Would be good to have it removed.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Highly unlikely,,: It may pass, but it's highly unlikely given it's size and shape. Eswl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy may be done to smash the stone but it ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Hydration: Kidney stones form in various sizes, so the bigger the stone, the harder it may be for it to travel down the ureters from kidney to bladder. A stent h ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Not often: Having a ct scan exposes a person to low doses of radiation. Most people will have at least one ct scan in there lifetime, which is not harmful. How ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Talk to urologists. : Watchful waiting may be perfectly reasonable, but there will always be a risk that the stone may obstruct, cause extreme pain, or become larger requir ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Placing ureteral stent after transureteral procedures for stones or strictures or tumors, etc. is a common useful practice to prevent unwanted post-pr ... Read More
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Probably: If the stone goes down the ureter you might get pain over the back (or flank) and down the groin. If you are known to have stones in the kidneys, it m ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Doubtful: If the 3mm value was from an x-ray and you had a subsequent ct or ultrasound it is possible that the subsequent exam could have demonstrated a larger, ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney stones: The short answer is, "yes." the only significant complication that could occur would be obstruction with infection. So, if fever occurs, report it to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds: Like it has a chance.If the pain is too much call your urologist and they can go after it and temporarily stent your ureter. Be sure to drink fluid to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Size of stone: If the size is too big , and lithtrypsy ( ultrasonic ) failing, stenting failure, other comorbid condition effect....
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here is ...: This phenomenon usually results from the presence of stent, which induces a jeking-effect to kidney while its lower end may touch the bladder neck &am ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Perhaps: With relief of obstruction sometimes function improves. A lot depends on how much residual function in kidney and how long the obstruction was present ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney stones: The stent is passed more to insure good urine flow (avoid blockage) than to pass the stone. The reason they wait is to allow the inflammation caused b ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Gasparich
45 years experience Urology
There : There are several possible reasons for these symptoms . One would be if you have a stent in place from the procedure. Another could be from passing ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Renal stone: I am unsure why you would need a ureteroscopy for a non-obstructing lower pole stone? A 3 mm stone in the lower pole of the kidney, would need an esw ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
7 - 14 days: Hence antibiotics 4 kidney infections are prescribed 4 at least 2 weeks.

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