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Going Take Stent
The magic time frame is 6 weeks. I usually leave the stent for 6 weeks.
However endopyelotomy is an ambulatory procedure and you should be able to go home the same day. You should be able to do normal daily living activities, except for streneous one and exercise. I woudl have you take 1-2 days off from work, although some motivated patients go to work the next day (uasually these are desk rel. ...Read more
Depends what type: There are many different types of stents, that generally go in many of the tubular shaped structures in your body. They can be placed in arteries, gasto-intestinal tract, urogenital tract. . . Etc. Duration of recovery depends on type, location, complexity, danger of condition/procedure, and operator preference. Speak with performing doctor about recovery, risks, and potential complications. ...Read more
Here are some...: JJ-stent is to relieve temporary functional blockage and its needed duration should be individualized. So, ask urologist for personal details. ...Read more
I had a DES placed in my LAD 30 days ago. How long does it take for the endothilial cells to cover the stent cage in this type of stent?
Atleast 1 year: In order for struts of stent to be fully endothelialised and before one can even consider altering dual amtiplatelet therapy, a full 12 months ought to pass. There are other features such as lesion length, and angulation that may warrant even longer DAPT - discuss with ur interventional cardiologist. Data suggests outcome curves continue to diverge, so benefit upto 18 months post DES for dapt. ...Read more
I had a stent placed in april '12 and have had a cough since. In the last 3 months it has become productive, but clear. I take no cardiac meds.
Stent, no meds, cough:
Nonresolving cough needs evaluation. Common causes include sinus drainage or esophageal reflux.
More worrisome causes would include lung pathology including cancer or pulmonary embolism.
Most patients who have stents placed should be on an ace inhibitor like Lisinopril - this can cause chronic cough.
Aspirin and statins are also good post-stent meds; surprising that you are not on these. ...Read more
I have had a ureter stent in for 3 montnts. I have nothing BUT pain and 4 infections. Now I'm petrified that when they take it out this week it will?
Here are some...: Why did you have ureteral stent? After stone breaking or something else? For most of cases, stent removal is quite easy, but occasionally severe encrustation at the ends of stent may make its removal very difficult resulting in requiring additional procedures. Regardless of whatever may be, follow your urologist to complete the care sequentially. Best wish... ...Read more
I'm going to the doctor on friday so they can take out my stent so l have other surgery on wednesday so they r taking both of my ovary is that ok?
Surgery: You should discuss with your doctor having two different surgeries so close together. You might not recover well from the first one and yet have a different surgery a couple of days later. If you get a complication (gods forbid) you might not know which surgery caused it. Removal of ovaries before menopause has been linked to cardiovascular consequences in the long run. ...Read more
What to do if I have health question I take 60 mg of pravacol for cholesterol I have a stent the heart doc. Wants me to go to 80 mg?
Why not?: Do you have a problem with 80 mg? You could take a single pill and wouldn't have to break them. It costs less too. Unless there's a problem, I would say "go for it". ...Read more
Can I take Cialis while taking plavix (clopidogrel)? I had a stent put in a month ago. See question
I think the real issue here is not one of a drug interaction, but rather one of your heart health. Ed agents can cause problems for heart patients, both in terms of reduced cardiac blood flow and the increased stress on the heart that comes with sexual activity.
I would recommend that you discuss with your cardiologist whether your heart is ready for you to resume sexual activity. ...Read more
What happen if I stop or forget to take my xarelto for 1 week or longer? How fast do a blod clot grow up with stent treatment?
See below: Xarelto prevents blood clots. It is not given to prevent clots in a coronary stent. It is given for atrial fibrillation to prevent cardiac clots or in patients with clots in legs or the lung arteries. So, if you forget it for a week clots can develop in these other areas. Plavix (clopidogrel) or effient and aspirin are used to prevent coronary stent clots. ...Read more
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If I had a kidney stone on my kidney stent and it was removed would they take the stones out at the same time?
Usually, yes, but...: At times the final decision is made during the procedures depending on residual stone load, the complexity of original procedures, professional proficiency, etc. So. ask your urologist for individual pertinent consideration & possible decision. More? Contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more
I took Percocet 4.5 hrs ago pain is bak can I take a hydro/apap 5/325mg. .. Lithotripsy and cystoscopy done last nite still have stent in?
Normal: Stents can be painful alone. Less activity and increased fluids may help stent pain. Take your pain medication if you have pain. It may take several more days to become better acclimated to your stent. If severe pain persists, contact your urologist. You may have a fragment stuck or your stent may have become displaced. An X-ray would show any problem. ...Read more
Cardiologist: This is question for your cardiologist as there are different guidelines depending on the stent put in. ...Read more
I had a dj stent removed due to kidney stones. How long will it take to get back to gym and normal routine.
Give it a try:
You may get back to your exercise routine. It may take a few days to weeks to get back to your original shape, depending on how long you have been away form the gym.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I am taking Eliquis and I had to have a stent in my leg and am now on clopidogrel as well. Is it necessary to take both. I really bleed easily.
Eliquis: If you're taking Eliquis for atrial fibrillation and now have had a stent placed, you do need both as they work by different mechanisms and are used for different indications. You are entirely justified to be worried about bleeding and should pray that doesn't happen as you would have to stop 1 or both which would increase your risk of a clotting complication. Good luck! ...Read more
If you have a stent that is drug coated, do you have to take plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin forever?
Need to know if my husband can take omeprazole after he got a stent in his heart last year and only on asprin?
Yes, BUT. ..: The reason for the "qualified" yes full of caveats is that the symptoms you both are attributing to acid reflux or gerd could also be a serious and life-threatening re-presentation of his cardiac disease. Given that he falls into the category of "known disease" (has a stent), you need to be extra careful that this deathly mimic is not really recurrence. I don't often say this, but he needs an er. ...Read more
Have CAD stent cto LAD 17month ago. Cbc shows mpv12.4. read higher mpv could up risk for cv events. Take asp.81mg, no more effient. Am concerned. What todo?
No new therapy: I believe your MPV is so close to normal range that additional therapy aimed specifically at that would not convert to any meaningful change in outcome. Certainly keep taking your aspirin 81 daily. Good luck ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had an angioplasty two years ago and now he has a stent in his coronary arteries and also he takes Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 every day?
I have cad, stent lad, saw my CBC show mpv is 12.4. if lab is accurate how concerning? Take 81mg asp. Stopped effient after 12mo. What to do?
I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal, I want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days. Dangerous?
Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is there, and whether or not a stricture (narrowing from scar) will develop afterwards. You may want to ask that. I'm sure they will give you adequate sedation for the procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Have cad, stent LAD for cto 17 months ago. CBC showed mpv 12.4, PLT count normal. Is high mpv dangerous for clotting, plaque etc. Take only 81mg asp?
No: MPV is mean platelet volume, or a measure of average platelet size. It's not clinically significant. ...Read more