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I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow. Please let me know, if it pains after the removal of this stent.

I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow. Please let me know, if it pains after the removal of this stent.

Ureteral stent: There may be some initial soreness and mild pain after the procedure. Should have some medicine provided from the doctor if needed for a couple of days. Usually pain if any is very mild. ...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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Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

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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How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent. ...Read more

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I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?

I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?

Need to confirm...: Fever after stone removal / stenting requires timely attention; so, go to urgent care for assessment and rx now. Don't guess online. Best wish... ...Read more

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Had kidney stone removed week ago. Stent for 3 days. After removal extreme bladder spasms at night. Should I be worried, can it be another stone?

Had kidney stone removed week ago. Stent for 3 days. After removal extreme bladder spasms at night. Should I be worried, can it be another stone?

Don't worry (yet): It is very common to have spasms after placement and removal of a ureteral stent. If the pain does not resolve after 2 weeks consider seeing your urologist and maybe even getting another ct scan to look for additional stones. ...Read more

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Kidney stone removal stent with string placed String was smaller on first day now string out my penis is much longer? Is this normal do I need to worry

Kidney stone removal stent with string placed String was smaller on first day now string out my penis is much longer? Is this normal do I need to worry

Not worrying...: Hi! AlistairK, Seeing variable length of the string attached to stent is normal reflecting the variable penile length between erection or no erection. All what you have to do is just be careful not to incidentally pull it out. More doubt? Call your surgeon for clarifying your concern. (In fact, I have answer similar Q for two times.) If more, to www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... ...Read more

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Uteroscopic kidney stone removal 2 days ago. Stent fitted. Urine looks like red wine, and the pain is excruciating. Is this normal?

Uteroscopic kidney stone removal 2 days ago. Stent fitted. Urine looks like red wine, and the pain is excruciating. Is this normal?

Here are some. ..: To an extent, what you described could be "normally" expected, but judicious use of medications + mental modification toward reality will help& ease. For detailed individual need, ask your Doc to see what he/she may & can do for you. ...Read more

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I had a endoscopic kidney stone removal on Monday without getting a stent. I'm basically painfree. How long to wait before having sex or masturbating?

I had a endoscopic kidney stone removal on Monday without getting a stent. I'm basically painfree. How long to wait before having sex or masturbating?

I Must Hand It ToYou: God!! So many guys who write-in questions here are worried about when they can masturbate. Bizarre. Well, anyways, go for it. There's no important connection between your ureters and your precious jewels. One thing however, there is so-called "smooth muscle" (sexy, huh?) in both places that may go off together, so-to-speak, but not to worry, unless another stone has been jettisoned from your kidney ...Read more

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Ureteroscopic Kidney stone removal 10 days ago. 39.8 temp and rapid heartbeat, plus urine dark red again. Double J stent fitted. What could be causing?

Ureteroscopic Kidney stone removal 10 days ago. 39.8 temp and rapid heartbeat, plus urine dark red again. Double J stent fitted. What could be causing?

Infection: You likely have an infection in your kidney and around the stent you should be seen today by your urologist, or if they are not available, at the emergency department. ...Read more

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I had a stent put in from kidney stone removal, I got the stent out today and I'm experience stinging in the penis and bloody urine. Is this normal?

I had a stent put in from kidney stone removal, I got the stent out today and I'm experience stinging in the penis and bloody urine. Is this normal?

Normal: You have just had urethral instrumentation. Some blood and penile (urethral) irritation is normal. Blood-tinged urine is normal but not frank blood. If you have any questions, you should contact the doctor who performed the procedure tomorrow. If symptoms worsen, and you have pure blood coming from your penis, you should go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?

22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?

Possible: It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter (which is the tube from kidney to the bladder)
small size stones may not be seen on ct.
Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read more

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How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

Stents: Ureteral stents can be very uncomfortable. Blood in the urine and burning with urination are common symptoms of stents. Likely your symptoms will improve when the stent is removed. ...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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Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

No: If you have calcium, cystine, or triple-phosphate stones, no. If you have uric acid stones, also no, though you may have been advised to restrict your diet to keep purine intake low. Almonds aren't loaded with purines. You can probably ignore stuff about "acid / alkaline forming foods" from kidney-stone websites; stay hydrated and comply with the rest of your rx. ...Read more

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I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

Very common: Mild edema, or swelling, in the ureter is common after this surgery. This tends to subside soon. Hydrate well and see how you feel. Keep in touch with your urologist if the pain does sot subside. ...Read more

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Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after I had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after I had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Bilateral?: Renal calculi or stones can sometimes be bilateral. Ultrasound and/or ct usually defines these stones. You probably had these studies prior to the left sided problem. Approach your physician for help with this answer. Other causes of renal pain include infection and obstruction. ...Read more

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Hi I have a kidney stone in right side with a stent for 3 months for the last week I been having pain between my anus & testicles lol a pinch then a s?

Hi I have a kidney stone in right side with a stent for 3 months for the last week I been having pain between my anus & testicles lol a pinch then a s?

Stone moving.: The stent is to help direct the stone to the”way out”. Depending on the size of the stone and where it is, will help determine where it hurts. Suggest a visit to the urologist who put the stent in for further help. ...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

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...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