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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

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 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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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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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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How long should stent stay in kidney for kidney stones?

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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What are normal complications from kidney stone operation and stent?

What are normal complications from kidney stone operation and stent?

Stent: It is normal to feel some discomfort and see a little blood-tinged urine after stent placement. Some complications include infection, bleeding, ureteral perforation and scarring. ...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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If you've not passed a kidney stone and have a double j stent what to do?

If you've not passed a kidney stone and have a double j stent what to do?

Discuss w urologist: Stone & stent needs to be removed. Jj stents frequently breakup stones stuck in the ureter, they also relieve obstruction & help to dilate ureter facilitating subsequent passage of a ureteroscope for possible lithotripsy. Stonewill either pass on its own, or require endoscopic lithotripsy via ureteroscope, eswl (shockwave lithotripsy or percutaneous lithotripsy depending upon size of kidney stone. ...Read more

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How painful is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

Some, but tolerable: Post-procedure ureteral stent can be removed by patient or urologist if a thread for self-pulling is attached, or by urologist under local anesthesia through cystoscope if no thread is attached to stent. Attaching a thread or not depends on how long the stenting is needed; if 1-2 weeks or longer, use non-threaded stent so to avoid accidental pull.. ...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 my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?

I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?

Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long. ...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 have a stent with a string. Due to kidney stones. I have to have it for two weeks. Is it possible to accidentally pull it out?

I have a stent with a string. Due to kidney stones. I have to have it for two weeks. Is it possible to accidentally pull it out?

Ureteral Stents: Ureteral stents are placed after kidney stone removal if there is concern for swelling in the ureter (kidney tube) blocking the tube just like the stone did. However, it is not typical to leave a stent for two weeks after stone surgery; as to the string, that's usually left on for stents that are to be removed in 3-5 days. They can get dislodged so be careful. Contact your urologist if it does. ...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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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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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

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