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A 55-year-old female asked:

my stent was removed tuesday..it was placed due to upj obstruction no stones...i still have pain but the pain is in the kidney not lower by in the flank. is this normal how long should it last?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Observation & workup: May take few days to subside, you urologist knows what to be done, if not clearing will do additional work up for your uretero pelvci junction ( upj ) obstruction like a band causing the problem and a need to fix it.
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: It is common to have stent related pain, irritation like frequency, nocturia (going at night) and urgency. Somtimes the pain may be felt right at the time you urinate.
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Still obstructed?: You need further evaluation to determine if your kidney is still obstructed. If not, then your pain is not from the kidney. It is completely normal to have localized colicky upper back pain when you have a symptomatic ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

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Last updated Jun 28, 2020

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