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Female Breast Cancer 5yrs ago check was clear for past 5 yrs. Last year Check had Pain in Area had biopsy and OK but Still have Stent, Why?

Female Breast Cancer 5yrs ago  check was clear for past 5 yrs.  Last year Check  had Pain in Area  had biopsy and OK but Still have Stent, Why?

Stent?: What do you mean by stent? Do you mean a stent in the heart or a stent in the breast? If you mean a stent in the heart then it means that a blood vessel feeding the heart muscle was narrowed and to stop further narrowing a stent was placed. I am not if this is what you are asking, though ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...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

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

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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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