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If you've not passed a kidney stone and have a double j stent what to do?

If you've not passed a kidney stone and have a double j stent what to do?

Discuss w urologist: Stone & stent needs to be removed. Jj stents frequently breakup stones stuck in the ureter, they also relieve obstruction & help to dilate ureter facilitating subsequent passage of a ureteroscope for possible lithotripsy. Stonewill either pass on its own, or require endoscopic lithotripsy via ureteroscope, eswl (shockwave lithotripsy or percutaneous lithotripsy depending upon size of kidney stone. ...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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What to do if I have an kidney stone & a double-j stent. directly after peeing, the kidney hurts some. is it stone or stent?

What to do if I have an kidney stone & a double-j stent. directly after peeing, the kidney hurts some. is it stone or stent?

Here is ...: This phenomenon usually results from the presence of stent, which induces a jeking-effect to kidney while its lower end may touch the bladder neck & sequentially transmit such irritation at the end of each urination. Such undesirable effect may ease by changing to a stent of more suitable length, but clinically maybe unnecessary because the timing for such change and a following procedures is same ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone and a double-j stent. after some work on the car I pee blood. is that normal?

I had a kidney stone and a double-j stent. after some work on the car I pee blood. is that normal?

Blood in urine: Any blood in the urine is not normal. However, after stone removal and double stent, some blood in the urine may simply reflect bruising and trauma. I think a look to see if a stone remnant might still be lingering is a good thing to do. Ultrasound can be a sufficient test. Be sure you drink 3 liters of fluid per day. Be sure you drink lots of lemonade and lemon extract. ...Read more

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Ureteroscopic Kidney stone removal 10 days ago. 39.8 temp and rapid heartbeat, plus urine dark red again. Double J stent fitted. What could be causing?

Ureteroscopic Kidney stone removal 10 days ago. 39.8 temp and rapid heartbeat, plus urine dark red again. Double J stent fitted. What could be causing?

Infection: You likely have an infection in your kidney and around the stent you should be seen today by your urologist, or if they are not available, at the emergency department. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

Usually a week: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. Everyone is different. Follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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My stent was removed tuesday..It was placed due to upj obstruction no stones...I still have pain but the pain is in the kidney not lower by in the flank. Is this normal how long should it last?

My  stent was removed tuesday..It was placed due to upj obstruction no stones...I still have pain but the pain is in the kidney not lower by in the flank. Is this normal how long should it last?

Still obstructed?: You need further evaluation to determine if your kidney is still obstructed. If not, then your pain is not from the kidney. It is completely normal to have localized colicky upper back pain when you have a symptomatic ureteropelvic junction obstruction. ...Read more

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Can i swim with a kidney stent?

No: It is recommend no heavy lifting or exercising (jogging, swimming, treadmill, biking) until cleared by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay tobleed if you have a kidney stent?

Possibly: Any patient with a kidney that has a stent or a 'foreign body' in place may experience bleeding. The concern is how much? Discuss with your urologist how much bleeding you are having and what might be the causes--which are many. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a kidney stent stay in?

How long is it normal for a kidney stent stay in?

Depends: Life long (in kidney artery) or usually three months or longer depending on type of stent (in the ureter) and also depends on reason for stent, but is it in kidney artery or ureter as kidney doesn't really need stents unless kidney artery is tightly narrow or unless ureter is blocked due to some condition! ...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