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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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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


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Will i be in pain after ureteral stent removal tomorrow surgery was wednesday.its removed tmmrw many forums say how painful it is after.is this true?

Will i be in pain after ureteral stent removal tomorrow surgery was wednesday.its removed tmmrw  many forums say how painful it is after.is this true?

Not painful: Most organs in our abdomen(Belly) do not have pain nerve endings so they are not painful to touch! As a result neither the insertion(placement) or removal of a Stent in your ureter should cause any significant amount of pain. The worst that can happen is some slight discomfort. So do not anticipate any problems and wait to worry!. Send me a note after the stent has been removed and let me know. ...Read more

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Can I have intercourse whilst having an ureteral stent?

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

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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?

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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My husband is having a ureteral stent put in . While the stent is in is it better for him to wear briefs or boxers for underwear?

My husband is having a ureteral stent put in . While the stent is in is it better for him to wear briefs or boxers for underwear?

What ever make: Comfortable , briefs or boxers , most of the time stents are inside , some times the anchoring thread will come out side for easy removal ...Read more

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.4 mg Tamsulosin once daily, is having no effect on the spasms caused by Ureteral Stent. Is there anything that can help with it?

.4 mg Tamsulosin once daily, is having no effect on the spasms caused by Ureteral Stent. Is there anything that can help with it?

Dose increase: Check first with the doctor who prescribed it because tamsulosin may be increased to 0.8mg daily in 2 doses of 0.4 each.Hopefully you will get rid of the stent soon:) ...Read more

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After i have ureteral stent removed by t string tmmrw will i be in pain?Online says many have severe pain after?Is this true or will i walk away fine?

After i have ureteral stent removed by t string tmmrw will i be in pain?Online says many have severe pain after?Is this true or will i walk away fine?

Just remove it as...: Just remove it as advised & instructed in anticipating you are stone-free or can pass small residual gravels. So, most of patients under the described scenario will be just fine. But very occasionally, recurrent ureteral obstruction may occur. So, follow instructions & see to attest: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation; that is life reality. ...Read more

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Ureteral stent removal is tomorrow i have string out of penis. How much pain am i going to experience and if it painful after it is removed?

Just don't worry: the purpose of the stent is severed , your doctor will just pull the string to remove the it . some need mild sedation brave one like you may not need one ! and few days of discomfort and burning Drink plenty of water . Ask your doctor before removal . ...Read more

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Can a Ureteral stent cause your rib cage to be sore after removal?

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Can a Ureteral stent cause your rib cage to be sore after removal?

No, but...: Ureteral stent removal alone should not cause pain in rib cage, but ache related with temporary ureteral blockage by spam or stone or clot passage which possibly occurs. Hence, it such pain persists >1-2 days or worsens, see your urologist. How to handle such? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me as needed. ...Read more

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What's the possibility i had ureteral stent taken out to soon? I'm still having persistent flank pain a week later.

See answer : It's not aways clear as when is best time to remove a stent. Patients often want them removed sooner as they are commonly associated with pain/discomfort and urologists would tend to leave them in a longer to allow for swelling to resolve and healing to occur. Persistent pain after stent removal could be related to residual swelling/spasm or recurrent blockage from a stone fragment. Repeat ct? ...Read more

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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

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Ureteral stent.It all of a sudden hurts a lot In my bladder and feels like something is falling out of my vagina.had stents before never this feeling ?

Ureteral stent.It all of a sudden hurts a lot In my bladder and feels like something is falling out of my vagina.had stents before never this feeling ?

Stents: Ureteral stents can be very uncomfortable and can cause considerable bladder irritation. It is also possible that the stent has dislodged and is coming out the urethra. If this were the case you would be getting wet with incontinence. In any case you should speak to your urologist about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

Here are some...: I would still recommend a 83-year man to undergo PVP procedure with Greenlight laser if his overall medical condition is reasonable and still able to urinate to a degree despite some residual urine. Suprapubic cystostomy or tube is reserved for men with a fully dysfunctional bladder, i.e., a " complete" bladder atony. ...Read more

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Is having a pretty strong burning in bladder normal after my ureteral stent was removed yesterday.urines brown with blood clots?

Possible, but...: After stent removal, some irritation in peeing is expected but should ease to fade over 1-3 days. As to having clots in urine, it may last off and on until the healing of mucosa of ureter & bladder is completed. If not fading away as usually expected, one still needs to rule out possible UTI. So, if bearable, just watch, wait, and see; if not, seek evaluation, care, & counseling, ...Read more

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Husband has ureteral stent in place after stone removal since 4-9-13, when can he have an alcoholic beverage and resume sexual activity?

Here are someā€¦: There is no rule to dictate when to resume drinking alcoholic beverage or resuming sexual activity. Clinically and in reality, she may do so whenever he may feel comfortable without undue discomfort. Of course, ask the treating urologist for individual detail timely. ...Read more

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Had laser lithotripsy 9 days ago 4 stone removal. Ureteral stent for 8 more days told no sex or sexual activity til removed. Why & what do they mean?

Had laser lithotripsy 9 days ago 4 stone removal. Ureteral stent for 8 more days told no sex or sexual activity til removed. Why & what do they mean?

Here are some...: The recommendation provided after the reported procedures is commonly given in attempting and assuming to ease voiding symptoms from local irritation to usually already inflamed bladder neck and prostate urethra. It that really necessary for professional reasons, which could be in doubt or for political correctness, which probably plays major role in such advice? So, Ask Doc for mutual agreement.. ...Read more