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Hydronephrosis Ureteral Stent
I have bilateral hydronephrosis with 4mm stone @ left VUJ n10mm@right upper ureter. Is it possible to do ESWL to break the stones w/out doing RPG n stent?
Depends on symptoms: 4mm stone should pass on its own. 10mm stone would likely break up with eswl, but primary stent placement might be required if severe right sided flank pain present. Metabolic stone evaluation necessary in view of bilateral stones. Probably have seen a urologist as ur aware of hydronephrosis & stone pathology. Certainly discuss with him/her. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: Placing ureteral stent after transureteral procedures for stones or strictures or tumors, etc. is a common useful practice to prevent unwanted post-procedural ureteral obstruction; of course, it's judged by surgeon. At times, for small stone at lower part of ureter, stent may not be required. So, ask urologist for individual details timely. ...Read more
Will i be in pain after ureteral stent removal tomorrow surgery was wednesday.its removed tmmrw many forums say how painful it is after.is this true?
Not painful: Most organs in our abdomen(Belly) do not have pain nerve endings so they are not painful to touch! As a result neither the insertion(placement) or removal of a Stent in your ureter should cause any significant amount of pain. The worst that can happen is some slight discomfort. So do not anticipate any problems and wait to worry!. Send me a note after the stent has been removed and let me know. ...Read more
.4 mg Tamsulosin once daily, is having no effect on the spasms caused by Ureteral Stent. Is there anything that can help with it?
After i have ureteral stent removed by t string tmmrw will i be in pain?Online says many have severe pain after?Is this true or will i walk away fine?
Just remove it as...: Just remove it as advised & instructed in anticipating you are stone-free or can pass small residual gravels. So, most of patients under the described scenario will be just fine. But very occasionally, recurrent ureteral obstruction may occur. So, follow instructions & see to attest: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation; that is life reality. ...Read more
Ureteral stent removal is tomorrow i have string out of penis. How much pain am i going to experience and if it painful after it is removed?
Just don't worry: the purpose of the stent is severed , your doctor will just pull the string to remove the it . some need mild sedation brave one like you may not need one ! and few days of discomfort and burning Drink plenty of water . Ask your doctor before removal . ...Read more
What's the possibility i had ureteral stent taken out to soon? I'm still having persistent flank pain a week later.
See answer : It's not aways clear as when is best time to remove a stent. Patients often want them removed sooner as they are commonly associated with pain/discomfort and urologists would tend to leave them in a longer to allow for swelling to resolve and healing to occur. Persistent pain after stent removal could be related to residual swelling/spasm or recurrent blockage from a stone fragment. Repeat ct? ...Read more
Taking 1- 2 percocet every 4 hours post op for pain & ureteral stent irritation. Very drowsy on this med but have relief. Is there diff med 0 drowsy?
Yes: Percocet is a narcotic and drowsiness and other opiate-related side effects (constipation, dizziness, vivid dreams, sweating, etc) not uncommon. A non-narcotic pain medication like tramadol would likely be better. Otc nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen, naproxen) along with a prescription alpha-blocker (e.g. Tamsulosin) are often well-tolerated and very helpful for relieving stent-related pain and discomfort. ...Read more
Ureteral stent.It all of a sudden hurts a lot In my bladder and feels like something is falling out of my vagina.had stents before never this feeling ?
Stents: Ureteral stents can be very uncomfortable and can cause considerable bladder irritation. It is also possible that the stent has dislodged and is coming out the urethra. If this were the case you would be getting wet with incontinence. In any case you should speak to your urologist about your symptoms. ...Read more
What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?
Here are some...: I would still recommend a 83-year man to undergo PVP procedure with Greenlight laser if his overall medical condition is reasonable and still able to urinate to a degree despite some residual urine. Suprapubic cystostomy or tube is reserved for men with a fully dysfunctional bladder, i.e., a " complete" bladder atony. ...Read more
Is having a pretty strong burning in bladder normal after my ureteral stent was removed yesterday.urines brown with blood clots?
Possible, but...: After stent removal, some irritation in peeing is expected but should ease to fade over 1-3 days. As to having clots in urine, it may last off and on until the healing of mucosa of ureter & bladder is completed. If not fading away as usually expected, one still needs to rule out possible UTI. So, if bearable, just watch, wait, and see; if not, seek evaluation, care, & counseling, ...Read more
Husband has ureteral stent in place after stone removal since 4-9-13, when can he have an alcoholic beverage and resume sexual activity?
Here are some…: There is no rule to dictate when to resume drinking alcoholic beverage or resuming sexual activity. Clinically and in reality, she may do so whenever he may feel comfortable without undue discomfort. Of course, ask the treating urologist for individual detail timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had laser lithotripsy 9 days ago 4 stone removal. Ureteral stent for 8 more days told no sex or sexual activity til removed. Why & what do they mean?
Here are some...: The recommendation provided after the reported procedures is commonly given in attempting and assuming to ease voiding symptoms from local irritation to usually already inflamed bladder neck and prostate urethra. It that really necessary for professional reasons, which could be in doubt or for political correctness, which probably plays major role in such advice? So, Ask Doc for mutual agreement.. ...Read more