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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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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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If i had a kidney stone on my kidney stent and it was removed would they take the stones out at the same time?

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

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I've had stent in my kidney for kidney stones for ten days now the pain is still same each time i go to toilet is that normal?

I've had stent in my kidney for kidney stones for ten days now the pain is still same each time i go to toilet is that normal?

Probably: Even in a well positioned stent, it is common to have both bladder pain and pain in the kidney from urine refluxing through the stent during voiding. Sounds like your stent is ready to be removed and your symptoms should improve. ...Read more

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How can a fractured stent migrated outside the kidney?

How can a fractured stent migrated outside the kidney?

Rarely.: A ureteral stent is a pliable tube inserted to keep the ureter, & therefore the passage from the kidney to the bladder, open. They possess a curl on each end to keep it in place. They can migrate, and usually this occurs out of the kidney toward the bladder. It is possible for a stent fragment to exit this space, if it erodes through the ureter or out of a ureteral incision. These events are rare. ...Read more

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Is it okay tobleed if you have a kidney stent?

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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Just "freaking out" because string of stent is missing...pretty positive stent is still in, just not sure what to do...could stent backup into kidney?

Just "freaking out" because string of stent is missing...pretty positive stent is still in, just not sure what to do...could stent backup into kidney?

Here are some ...: Don't worry about it as long as being comfortable in peeing. Meanwhile, watch the opening of your penis at each peeing so to see if the string flows out with urine, but don't pull it out yet until the time as instructed by your uro-Doc. If unsure, see Doc on or after the date of catheter pulling. If unable to see it at peeing, take a KUB (abdominal x-ray to cover kidneys, ureters, & bladder to see ...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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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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Can a kidney stent cause hemorrhoid-like pain?

Can a kidney stent cause hemorrhoid-like pain?

NO: Stents places in pelvis of kidney and ureter to by pass obstruction or stone should not cause anal pain , may get frequency due to irritation of trigone ...Read more

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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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How long should stent stay in kidney for kidney stones?

Until the stones: Are gone, and any narrowing or blockage of urine is gone. It is difficult to say because everyone responds differently to stones and the degree of blockage and narrowing will also. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have sex when I have kidney stent?

Is it possible for me to have sex when I have kidney stent?

Yes: By 'kidney stent', do you mean an internal catheter which goes from the kidney to the bladder, or, do you mean a metal stent in the kidney artery to keep it open? Either way, there is no reason you would not be able to have sex. ...Read more

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How do you get a urethral stent surgically implanted to fix kidney stones?

How do you get a urethral stent surgically implanted to fix kidney stones?

Ureteral: You are referring to a ureteral stent. It is placed through a cystoscope.How do you know this is what you need. If you know you have a stone go to a urologist. ...Read more

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I had a stent removed yesterday morning and my right kidney still hurts is this a problem I should be concerned about?

Likely normal: It's not uncommon to have ureteral discomfort for a few days after removal of a stent. If you had lithotripsy, there may however be more stones working down the ureter ...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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What should I expect from IV sedation with kidney stent removal?

Stent removal: Not all urologists give sedation for stent removal. If it is given, it's usually conscious sedation with versed. ...Read more

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What part of vagina does kidney stent goes in?

Wrong Anatomy: The double j stent has one end coiled into the bladder and the other going into the collecting part of the kidney. The stent is not related to the vagina. ...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 should I do if I have a urethral stent, kidney infection and dizziness?

What should I do if I have a urethral stent, kidney infection and dizziness?

Here are some...: I assume you underwent some procedures for ureteral blockage usually by stone or tumor or ...Almost all patients after stents will experience irritative voiding symptoms like UTI simulating UTI and UA will always show pus cells like those from UTI. Such patients are treated symptomatically with or without antibiotics. For individual care, ask the treating doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

Ulrology consult: It is probably best for you to consult your urologist. Pain may be from spasm of the ureter, infection, or recurrent of stones (the ones not removed/already in the kidney). Your urologist would be best to address your concern. ...Read more

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Is it possible after having a kidney stent put iin can it throw off a women's memenstral cycle ?

Illness: The act itself of inserting a kidney stint will not impact the menstrual cycle as these are in unrelated body parts. The fact that you need a kidney stint implies that you are ill with some medical issue. Illness can impact the menstrual cycle ...Read more

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How long after my stent is removed can i go back to work? And is my kidney stone going to be removed the same day?

How long after my stent is removed can i go back to work? And is my kidney stone  going to be removed the same day?

Depends: If you feel well enough, you could go back to work the same day the stent is removed. Depending on the nature of your work you could keep working with the stent in place. These items are best discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health and work. ...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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My kidney stent started comimg out on its own. Can that be because of drinking 2 pints of vodka? If not that, why could it be?

My kidney stent started comimg out on its own. Can that be because of drinking 2 pints of vodka? If not that, why could it be?

I doubt your stent: is coming out because of the vodka, though in general alcohol intake promotes dehydration and may also promote more frequent urination. Not sure why your stent was placed...? kidney stones. Presume it was due to come out shortly anyway. Would certainly contact your Urologist to see if early removal/intervention is warranted. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Are they supposed to put you to sleep during a kidney stent ? I hear yes but I only got a shot and was awake . It was torture.

Are they supposed to put you to sleep during a kidney stent ? I hear yes but I only got a shot and was awake . It was torture.

Anesthesia varies: For placement of a ureteral stent, a variety of anesthetics can be used. If a kidney stone needs to be treated prior to stent placement then a general anesthetic is typically used. If a stent alone needs to be placed, sedation is often used. In your case, the stent may needed to have been placed emergently/urgently, necessitating less anesthesia. Talk to your urologist about this. ...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?

Observation & workup: May take few days to subside, you urologist knows what to be done, if not clearing will do additional work up for your uretero pelvci junction ( upj ) obstruction like a band causing the problem and a need to fix it. ...Read more