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what are symptoms of damage to urethra, bladder or ureter after urethral stent removal and is there a way to determine damage without imaging?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
Stent removal: If you are referring to a ureteral stent removal there are very few side effects associated with their removal. The length of time they were indwelling could have an effect on whether they are encrusted with stone or not. Imaging with I.V. Dye and cystoscopy would be appropriate if symptoms remained after 3 to 4 weeks from removal.

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