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Doctor insights on: Kidney Stents Recovery Time

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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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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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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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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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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 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