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Bilateral Ureteral Stent Placement
Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.
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
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'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
.4 mg Tamsulosin once daily, is having no effect on the spasms caused by Ureteral Stent. Is there anything that can help with it?
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
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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