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Taking 1- 2 percocet every 4 hours post op for pain & ureteral stent irritation. Very drowsy on this med but have relief. Is there diff med 0 drowsy?

Taking 1- 2 percocet every 4 hours post op for pain & ureteral stent irritation. Very drowsy on this med but have relief. Is there diff med 0 drowsy?

Yes: Percocet is a narcotic and drowsiness and other opiate-related side effects (constipation, dizziness, vivid dreams, sweating, etc) not uncommon. A non-narcotic pain medication like tramadol would likely be better. Otc nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen, naproxen) along with a prescription alpha-blocker (e.g. Tamsulosin) are often well-tolerated and very helpful for relieving stent-related pain and discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Got my ureter stent out today. Now I am in a lot of pain in my lower back. Is this normal?

Got my ureter stent out today. Now I am in a lot of pain in my lower back. Is this normal?

Back pain: It is not uncommon to have back pain after stent removal. Take the pain meds as prescribed. Contact your doctor if the pain persists or if fever develops. ...Read more

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I have had a ureter stent in for 3 montnts. I have nothing BUT pain and 4 infections. Now I'm petrified that when they take it out this week it will?

I have had a ureter stent in for 3 montnts. I have nothing BUT pain and 4 infections. Now I'm petrified that when they take it out this week it will?

Here are some...: Why did you have ureteral stent? After stone breaking or something else? For most of cases, stent removal is quite easy, but occasionally severe encrustation at the ends of stent may make its removal very difficult resulting in requiring additional procedures. Regardless of whatever may be, follow your urologist to complete the care sequentially. Best wish... ...Read more

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Just had a ureter stent placed friday. I feel like I have to pee all the time. Anything I can do to help me not feel this way.

Just had a ureter stent placed friday. I feel like I have to pee all the time. Anything I can do to help me not feel this way.

Stents: Unfortunately ureteral stents cause quite a bit of bladder irritation. You can get over-the-counter urinary tract analgesics or have your urologist prescribed a prescription strength urinary analgesic. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Stent placed 1 month in my left ureter for stone after URS. Its been 3 weeks since it is removed. But still very mild & self limited pain. Its common?

Stent placed 1 month in my left ureter for stone after URS. Its been 3 weeks since it is removed. But still very mild & self limited pain. Its common?

See below: Not uncommon to have some mild residual irritation and incomplete healing from either the procedure itself to remove your stone or from the stent that was placed even though removed 3 weeks ago. Sometimes persistent discomfort can be related to either a small stone fragment that remains and has not passed or due to a urinary tract infection. If worsens or does not resolve with time, contact MD. ...Read more

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I have blood clots in my urine from a ureter stent should I go tot he er?

Okay as long as...: Seeing grossly bloody urine even with few clots could be expected but will light up over time and is okay as long as being able to void with not much discomfort. For possibly stent-related symptoms, you may ask your urologist if unbearable. So, usually, yo do have to go to ER for such as long as you understand and realize what are the realistic expectation after ureteral stent for various reasons. ...Read more

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I have bilateral hydronephrosis with 4mm stone @ left VUJ n10mm@right upper ureter. Is it possible to do ESWL to break the stones w/out doing RPG n stent?

Depends on symptoms: 4mm stone should pass on its own. 10mm stone would likely break up with eswl, but primary stent placement might be required if severe right sided flank pain present. Metabolic stone evaluation necessary in view of bilateral stones. Probably have seen a urologist as ur aware of hydronephrosis & stone pathology. Certainly discuss with him/her. ...Read more

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Chronic flank pain-would ureter stent placement relieve pain? Have tried everything

Do you have kidney: Stones or urinary tract infections? A chronic kidney infection can cause flank pain. Do you have pain urinating? Burning? A quick urine analysis can help rule out infections or blood (might be due to stones). Your primary care doc can usually do this test. ...Read more

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What does oxybutynin do? Have a ureter stent. Does that help me not to pee every fine? They gave me that and pain meds.

What does oxybutynin do? Have a ureter stent. Does that help me not to pee every fine? They gave me that and pain meds.

Relax bladder: This classic medication decreases contractility of smooth muscle and therefore decreases bladder contractility and bladder spasms. If you have a stent in place after perhaps a ureteral stone procedure, Oxybutynin can make you more comfortable while your healing process continues. You will be well soon. ...Read more

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My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?

My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?

Talk to his urologis: We can not tell you what next step your dad's urologist has planned for him
There are too choices to watch and see ig it will come down as he has had lithotripsy and we don't know if it broke the stone
Discuss with his Urlogist
Other option is go through uretroscope
Only his urologist can answer your question NOW WHAT? ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my lower tailbone, and lower penis after removal of partial colon and stent was placed in my ureter?

I have severe pain in my lower tailbone, and lower penis after removal of partial colon and stent was placed in my ureter?

Pain in tailbone &: Penis. Sorry to hear that. Be sure to tell your doc everything. If he/she can't help w/pain please get a second opinion. Also consider natural therapies from a natural doc or nutritionist. Consider clinical hypnosis for pain management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

Get an X-rays: If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out. ...Read more

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I had a stent placed in my ureter and I haven't had a bowel movement for 2 days now?

Not related to stent: A ureteral stent is placed to relieve obstruction in the kidney/ureter. Constipation may result from pain medicine or anti-spasm medications given during or after the procedure ...Read more

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Blood clots in urine have stent from narrow ureter due to tumor. Clots passing are painful and blocks my urine. What could be the cause?

Blood clots in urine have stent from narrow ureter due to tumor. Clots passing are painful and blocks my urine. What could be the cause?

Several causes.: The presence of a stent in the urinary tract can cause irritation to the lining of the ureter and bladder causing bleeding. Tumors, besides obstructing, can bleed if they cause any erosion of the ureteral lining. If you are passing large clots and blood, a known risk of stents is the development of a communication between a blood vessel and the ureter. Please see your physicians for evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a ureter reimplantation on the right 8weeks ago. Just got the stent out. Is it normal to have stomach pain?

Maybe: If its severe however, call your urologist. Don't let it go more than a day unless it goes away. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had my ureter balloon dilated yesterday with a stent placement. How high of a fever should I call my doctor at?

Had my ureter balloon dilated yesterday with a stent placement. How high of a fever should I call my doctor at?

101: I would guess 101 degrees but your discharge instructions from the procedure should tell you what your doctor would recommend. ...Read more

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Ureter stent place 2wks ago. Constant discomfort in penis. Stabbing pain when finish peeing. DR said this is normal. Still have blood in pee.?

Ureter stent place 2wks ago. Constant discomfort in penis. Stabbing pain when finish peeing. DR said this is normal. Still have blood in pee.?

Doc is right...: All what you have experienced as described after ureteral stent is commonly expected but could be eased with using medications like pyridium, alpha-blocker, and anticholinergics, but not routinely prescribed. So, if unbearable, see & ask doc for help. In fact, the duration for more ureteral stenting should be over soon; for individual situation, ask your doctor for detail and advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a ureteral stent?

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-procedural ureteral obstruction; of course, it's judged by surgeon.
At times, for small stone at lower part of ureter, stent may not be required. So, ask urologist for individual details timely. ...Read more

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How painful will it be to have a ureteral stent put in?

Anesthesia: You will not be feeling it. That's why there are drugs and anesthesiologists. ...Read more

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Can I have intercourse whilst having an ureteral stent?

Yes: The stent should be completely inside your body. It starts either in your kidney or just below it in your ureter. It ends in your bladder. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more