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I had a uretal stent fitted 2 yrs ago...Its going to be removed nxt week...Any complications likely and any after effects of the stent removal?

I had a uretal stent fitted 2 yrs ago...Its going to be removed nxt week...Any complications likely and any after effects of the stent removal?

Stent: A ureteral stent should be removed or exchanged every three to six months. There could be encrustation or breakage of the stent if it has been in for two years. ...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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Complications from kidney stone operation stent?

Complications from kidney stone operation stent?

Burn with urination: The stent usually causes some urinary frequency and urgency. Once the stent is removed, these symptoms quickly resolve. ...Read more

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What are normal complications from kidney stone operation and stent?

What are normal complications from kidney stone operation and stent?

Stent: It is normal to feel some discomfort and see a little blood-tinged urine after stent placement. Some complications include infection, bleeding, ureteral perforation and scarring. ...Read more

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Xray showed one of the wire of cardiac stent is ruptured. What are the complications? Is there anything that can be done?

Xray showed one of the wire of cardiac stent is ruptured. What are the complications? Is there anything that can be done?

Stent fracture: Stents are small tube-shaped devices implanted into blocked arteries to hold them open. Most are metal; recently other materials have been tested. Occasionally some of the metal struts fracture; this could not be seen on a plain Xray. "Rupture" means something different and is not likely to apply here. Most of the time stent fracture does not cause trouble. For personal advice consider a consult. ...Read more

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Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what are the complications?

Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what are the complications?

Dissection: Dissection, or tearing of the inner layer of the artery, while doing coronary stenting is an uncommon risk of placing metal devices inside of an artery. In your case you probably had what is known as a "spiral" dissection, where the tear extends beyond the locally stented area. Once stented, you should do well, but make sure to take both your Aspirin and your other antiplatelet medicine. ...Read more

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What are possible complications from different treatment methods for esophageal cancer?

What are possible complications from different treatment methods for esophageal cancer?

Multiple: When deciding a treatment plan one aways must weigh the risks of (rate of occurance) and the impact of an complication vs the potential benefits of the treatment. Surgical complications are many. A partial list includes: anastomotic leak, vocal cord nerve injury, pneumonia, lymphatic leak, blood clots (DVT) and even death to name a few. But is surgery is possible it provide the best chance of cure. ...Read more

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My lima graft failed to mature, so they put s stent there. It is 100 percent blocked. Now the lima is maturing. Can it ever shink back down?

All issues possible: Stents & bypass vein grafts do not fix coronary artery ds; they are only expensive complex txs for symptoms of advanced ds & further complicate the situation with no guarantees of good outcome. What would be better? How about focusing on what drives atherosclerosis? (not popular & does not pay well despite working far better) i.e. Optimize LDL & HDL particles (see NMR particle test), hba1c & bp. ...Read more

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In what way can you tell if you have a bad stent?

In what way can you tell if you have a bad stent?

Chest pain: If it is a cardiac stent you will experience a return of your symptoms be it chest pain shortness of breath jaw pain and so on
Stents can and do clot so if you are experiencing a return speak to your cardiologist today. ...Read more

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Can a stent become clogged?

Yes: & signs / symptoms just like if was regular vessel that became clogged. ...Read more

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Will urethral stent removal be painful?

Will urethral stent removal be painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an angioplasty with stent?

How dangerous is an angioplasty with stent?

<2% risk death: About 5% risk of heart attack. Safer through the wrist (radial) than the groin (femoral) for bleeding complications. ...Read more

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How do I go about having a urethral stent removal?

Here arr some. ..: Before embarking urethral stent removal, you need to work with a urologist to define why you had such stent implant and consider what you could expect because life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation, nothing is free but always comes with a price, and doctor never cures anything but modify it with current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense... ...Read more

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Having the vascular stenting done== how you feel after that?

Having the vascular stenting done== how you feel after that?

Transient discomfort: After the procedure itself, a minimal to modest amount of local (site of catheter insertion) discomfort controlled by simple analgesics for a few days may be required. No heavy lifting for a few days, but then, assuming no complications, back to normal activities. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic stenting for pancreatic divisum be dangerous?

Can pancreatic stenting for pancreatic divisum be dangerous?

Yes: Any instrumentation during an ERCP can cause acute pancreatitis. But procedures are done when reward>risk. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stent in from having a urethroscopy done?

Here are some...: Since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation, the combination of time, patience, & judicious use of drugs for bladder irritation and bladder neck opening or antibiotics as needed is all what the doc can do to eased ureteral stent-related symptoms after trans-ureteroscopic procedures, usually for ureteral or renal stones. More? Ask your urologist timely. ...Read more

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Going for angioplasty should opt for medicated or non medicated stent?

Going for angioplasty should opt for medicated or non medicated stent?

Drug Eluting Stents: Have better long term track record. Remember: stents are made of stainless steel, a material foreign to the body which also ↑clotting. Drugs on stent struts which suppress the foreign body reaction ↓overgrowth of cells around the stent but also ↓stent coverage by endothelial cells preventing clots. Thus best stay on anti-platelet agents much longer. Some older drug-binding coatings ↑ed problems. ...Read more

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What is the best stent for angioplasty? "Xience stent" or "resolute integrity stent"?

Stent: You need to discuss stents with your interventional cardiologist. The various stents available have subtle differences which make different operators prefer different stents. There is no stent which has markedly better results than the others. ...Read more

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Want to know about rejection of titanium stents. Have a titanium rod in L-3 to S-1 the apex clip had to be replaced with a cage. Now I have a stent in?

Want to know about rejection of titanium stents. Have a titanium rod in L-3 to S-1 the apex clip had to be replaced with a cage. Now I have a stent in?

Not likely: Titanium is a fairly inert substance that is pretty uncommon to have a reaction to. If you have had to have titanium rods in your back revised, it is much more likely it was due to a complication such as s nonunion than it was due to the titanium itself. If you are concerned, you can be tested for allergic sensitivity to titanium by an allergist through a simple test. ...Read more

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Can I smoke weed, if I have a ureteric stent?

Can I smoke weed, if I have a ureteric stent?

In general, no: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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What happens during intravascular stent placement?

What happens during intravascular stent placement?

Catheter: Directs a small guidewire through the blockage to keep the access. Lesion pre dilated with a balloon if needed. Stent placed. Ballooned again if needed. Pictures made. Finished. ...Read more

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

Good for long lesion: Xience prime very good for long lesions and will become an important option for physicians treating this critical disease. ...Read more

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Which is better stent or byepass in a diabetic patient?

Depends: Hi. It depends on the anatomy: which coronary artery/arteries, distal targets, etc. Assuming the cardiologist and CT surgeon are experienced, they will explain options and make a recommendation based on experience. No simple answer unless it's left main disease. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is atherectomy better than stent procedure?

Hello docs, is atherectomy better than stent procedure?

Atherectomy/Stent: Two different kinds of procedures done in different types of situations while treating blocks in heart arteries. Those are not substitute to each other. ...Read more

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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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Cabg 10yrs one stent 4yrago still get pressure.

Reevaluate: Stents and bypass can be great but recurrence or new lesions can happen and need therapy. ...Read more

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Can a carotid stent be visible from the outside?

No: Carotid stents can not be seen from the outside. It takes an x-ray to be able to visualize the carotid stent. ...Read more

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How soon is it safe to fly after stent placement?

Depends: If you are talking about ureter stent, most people can fly right away.

Cardiac and other stents you need to refer to those specialists. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more