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Why do I keep getting kidney infections and UTI's after having 2 kidney surgeries and 6 Stent placements?

Why do I keep getting kidney infections and UTI's after having 2 kidney surgeries and 6 Stent placements?

Need more history: U have a complex problem if 6 stents were required. U will always be at risk 4 kidney infections with stent in place. Would consider 2nd opinion from a different urology practice. U have not been "fixed" & possibly have a ureteral stricture or recurrent kidney stones. Will always get recurrent kidney infections unless all stones are eliminated because antibiotics don't eliminate bacteria in stone ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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What should I do for my severe flank pain? I have had recurrent uti's for years so they put me on bactrim for the rest of my life. Anyway I have a ureter that drains my kidney slow which has resulted in hydronephrosis. I have been having severe pain in my

What should I do for my severe flank pain? I have had recurrent uti's for years so they put me on bactrim for the rest of my life. Anyway I have a ureter that drains my kidney slow which has resulted in hydronephrosis. I have been having severe pain in my

Consult urologist: Or get 2nd opinion by experienced reconstructive urolologist if u have already seen one. Hydronephrosis & slow kidney drainage suggest obstruction at junction of kidney pelvis & ureter, or at lower end where ureter drains into bladder. Obstruction at either end can & should be corrected surgically because u have combination of symptomatic obstruction & infections which has/will cause kidney damage. ...Read more

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8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis. Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?

8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis.  Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?

Kidney infection: The stone that is blocking the ureter causes kidney swelling. This could now also be a kidney infected with bacteria. The tests needed now are : blood count , urine test and renal CT scan. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting Kidney infections and UTI's??? I have had a Nurphrostomy Tube and a Phois Hitch and Have had 6 Stent Placement Surgeries? Wow

Why do I keep getting Kidney infections and UTI's??? I have had a Nurphrostomy  Tube and a Phois Hitch and Have had 6 Stent Placement Surgeries? Wow

Need more history: U must have a complex problem if nephrostomy tube & 6 stents were required. U will always be at risk 4 kidney infections with stent in place. Psoas hitch means that ureter was reimplanted & too short without hitch. Would consider 2nd opinion from a different urology practice. U have not been "fixed" & possibly have ureteral stricture, if U still require stent. My sympathies & good luck. ...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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What to do if I have a ureteric stent. Will playing football cause any major damage to my body?

Mabye: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...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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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

Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...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