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How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

Not long: There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal. Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

Ulrology consult: It is probably best for you to consult your urologist. Pain may be from spasm of the ureter, infection, or recurrent of stones (the ones not removed/already in the kidney). Your urologist would be best to address your concern. ...Read more

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How long should the bladder area be tender after a percutaneous stone removal with a stent in place? I've never been this sore just from the stent.

How long should the bladder area be tender after a percutaneous stone removal with a stent in place? I've never been  this sore just from the stent.

From stent: The bladder discomfort is from the stent within the bladder. As long as the stent is present, the discomfort will remain. Having a percutaneous removal of a kidney stone should will not cause bladder discomfort. Once the stent is removed from the ureter, the bladder discomfort will resolove within a few days. ...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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Had stent removed 4 days ago after kidney stone. everything is great except a mild pinching sensation periodically in my penis. Is this normal?

Here are some...: What you've felt with stent in place is normal and lucky because of being bearable. In fact, some patients just can not tolerate stent-related symptoms. Besides, a properly selected length of stent to suit the ureter help ease stent-related symptoms. So, your urologist might have done good job for you. Best... ...Read more

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I had a uretoeroscopy no stone found and today is 6 days after stent removal i had sharp groin pain and feel sore there+foam in urine is this normal?

I had a uretoeroscopy no stone found and today is 6 days after stent removal i had sharp groin pain and feel sore there+foam in urine is this normal?

Ureteroscopy: Instrumentation can cause air to get trapped in the bladder. If the bladder doesn't empty fully it can take a week for it to fully empty.This could be the air you're voiding. It can be weeks before the symptoms full resolve from instrumemtation. ...Read more

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Uteroscopic kidney stone removal 2 days ago. Stent fitted. Urine looks like red wine, and the pain is excruciating. Is this normal?

Uteroscopic kidney stone removal 2 days ago. Stent fitted. Urine looks like red wine, and the pain is excruciating. Is this normal?

Here are some ...: To an extent, what you described could be "normally" expected, but judicious use of medications + mental modification toward reality will help& ease. For detailed individual need, ask your Doc to see what he/she may & can do for you. ...Read more

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After a week after kedney stone removed still have sharp pain in same area how long will this last?

After a week after kedney stone removed still have sharp pain in same area how long will this last?

Edema: usually edema after stone extraction will be the cause of the pain, eventually it will go away. if pain persisted ,needs to see your urologist. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone procedure done 2 days ago. They used the shockwave procedure. I am back in pain. Feels like another stone. Is this normal?

I had a kidney stone procedure done 2 days ago. They used the shockwave procedure. I am back in pain. Feels like another stone. Is this normal?

Yes: You may be passing fragments. Make sure you are taking Flomax (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter. If your urologist placed a stent, you may be having stent pain. As long as you don't have a fever, you should be ok. ...Read more

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I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?

I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?

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 ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long. ...Read more

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Had a stone in the right kidney, after treatment it went out or piece of it during urine pain stopped but I feel jab in the ureter, bladder &testicul.

Had a stone in the right kidney, after treatment it went out or piece of it during urine pain stopped but I feel jab in the ureter, bladder &testicul.

Stone moving: Those are the typical symptoms you see when you're passing some stone fragments through the ureter.I recommend drinking a lot of water and possibly using medication call Flomax (tamsulosin) ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain in left urethra and kidney. I had stent installation after ureteroscopy. Is this normal?

Sometimes: About 10% of patients can have extreme discomfort and/or bladder spasms from a jj stent. Should not need to be in place for very long after ureteroscopy so your urologist can probably should remove it now. It could possibly be replaced by a shorter stent if you still need to have one in place. ...Read more

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Cramping in pelvic area after kidney stone removel is it normal?

Cramping in pelvic area after kidney stone removel is it normal?

Cramping in pelvic a: Mild cramping in the pelvic area can be felt after kidney stone removal due to surgical manipulation. But, if cramping increases in severity and persists for a long time, see your doctor to rule out any other cause. ...Read more

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Is throbbing normal in the incision area after having a shoulder arthoscopy done?

Is throbbing normal  in the incision area after having a shoulder arthoscopy done?

Likely: shoulder surgery tends to be painful it is not uncommon to have pain at your surgical site following your procedure but things should be improving daily and if they're not you may need to contact your provider so that they were aware and they need to decide if you need to be examined ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove 2 stones in ureter after surgery developed urinoma from ruptured ureter, stent in place for 19 days will rupture heal itself?

I had surgery to remove 2 stones in ureter after surgery developed urinoma from ruptured ureter, stent in place for 19 days will rupture heal itself?

Injured Ureter: The ureter has an excellent blood supply thus much more often than not it completely heals. The greater concern is the development of a narrowing (stricture) . Usually a month or so after the stent is removed an imaging study should be performed. ...Read more

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Passed a kidney stone about a month ago, still some throbbing pain in the left lower back area. Is this normal?

Passed a kidney stone about a month ago, still some throbbing pain in the left lower back area. Is this normal?

Residual pain: Kidney stones may be solitary or multiple. Kidney stones may fragment. As a stone passes, it often scrapes the ureter and causes bleeding. These rough irritations can cause ongoing pain, but ongoing pain is unusual. Ongoing pain suggests a second stone or a fragment of a stone. A urine analysis and culture and ultrasound are next steps. Forcing fluids up to 3-4 liters per day is essential. ...Read more

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Pain in chest after having a stent in biliary canal 9 days ago by ERCP (gallbladder removal mistake 14 days ago, they made a hole in biliary canal) ?

Let your MD know: immediately . You have to call your surgeon , your chest pain may be related to your current problem , speak to the surgeon for instructions or go to ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.

Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.

Ureteral stent: I'm confident that the stent has little to do with "swollen eyes". It is certainly true that stents can cause significant discomfort. I'm sure that you will be happy to get it out. ...Read more

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Appendectomy 1 month ago and i had constipation 3 days ago which made the pain re appear again in the incision area could it be a hernia ?

Appendectomy 1 month ago and  i had constipation 3 days ago which made the pain re appear again in the incision area  could it be a hernia ?

Unlikely: Most likely the straining associated with constipation has pulled at some of the internal sutures and mildly reinjured the healing tissues around the appendectomy incision. Unlikely this would have been enough to cause a hernia, but time will tell. Nothing to do but observe, and take measures to keep stool soft: drink fluid, eat fiber, mild exercise:) ...Read more

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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