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How does the doctor put in a kidney stent?

How does the doctor put in a kidney stent?

Via a cystoscope: The doctor will need to look into your bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope. He/she will be able to see the opening where the ureter empties into the bladder and place a stent up to the kidney. ...Read more

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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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Can you please tell me about a stent put in because of kidney stones?

Can you please tell me about a stent put in because of kidney stones?

Relieve obstruction: This is an emergency procedure to relieve pain ; back pressure from an obstructing kidney stone or prior to having stone broken up by eswl (electroshock wave lithotripsy) . Sometimes jj ureteral stent helps to break up an obstructing ureteral stone. Stent can also dilate a ureter to accommodate at a later date if ureter is initially too narrow for passage of a ureteroscope. ...Read more

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What to do if I had kidney stone removed and I was told the put in a stent what is that?

What to do if I had kidney stone removed and I was told the put in a stent what is that?

A tube.: The ureter is a long tube-like structure connecting the kidney to the bladder. A stent is a metal mesh-like cylinder inserted into the ureter to help a kidney stone pass through the ureter, into the bladder, and out of your body. Often times, once the stone makes its exit, the ureteral stent is removed by the urologist. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone taken out and stent put in 5days ago i stopped bleeding on the 3rd day and now i'm bleeding again with pain is this normal?

Ureteral stents: Stents are plastic, foreign bodies, and cause irritation and inflammation in the bladder. As long as you have a ureteral stent, you may experience intermittent flank pain, urinary frequency or urgency, burning urination, or blood in the urine. Fever or severe vomiting is not to be expected, however, and should prompt you to call your urologist or go to the er. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

Here are some...: Two questions: did the stent have a thread at its end or not? Have you been known to have stones in right kidney also? The stent with a thread is designed to let the patient to pull it out at advised timing, but may be out by premature accidental pulling. If happened, that is usually ok. As to pain at "right kidney", have doc checked out timely, especially being known to have stone in it. ...Read more

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I had a stent put in my left kidney bladder on nov 26 2012 and as of today I have a been passing blood in my urine i m also concerned because i only p?

I had a stent put in my left kidney bladder on nov 26 2012 and as of today I have a been passing blood in my urine i m also concerned because i only p?

Stents can cause bld: Your urologist probably mentioned that ureteral stents can routinely cause gross hematuria (i.e. Blood in the urine). Patients are advised to drink fluids liberally to avoid clot formation while the stent is in place. Hopefully the stent will be removed shortly and your symptoms will resolve. ...Read more

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If i had a kidney stone opperation and there was no stone in me, can they still do the procedure and put a stent in me?

If i had a kidney stone opperation and there was no stone in me, can they still do the procedure and put a stent in me?

Stone: If no stone is identified on ct scan and there was still suspicion of ureteral obstruction, it may be necessary to perform ureteroscopy to identify another source of obstruction such as stricture. If a stricture is encountered and dilated, it may then be necessary to place a stent temporarily. ...Read more

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Having kidney stones removed tomorrow and a stent put in. Freaking out! read many experiences - all said it was extremely painful due to stent!

Having kidney stones removed tomorrow and a stent put in. Freaking out! read many experiences - all said it was extremely painful due to stent!

Stents and pain: Stents aren't always uncomfortable. They come in different lengths and diameters. Even when properly sized and placed, some patients have pain. Most experience urinary frequency, urgency or blood in the urine until the stent is removed. Others have absolutely no discomfort. There are a few patients who have kidney stone type pain (colic) with a stent in. It's not common. ...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