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Pain After Ureteral Stent Removal
Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swelling in the "kidney tube". Use pain relievers as prescribed and it should improve with time. If it doesn't, you are having fevers above 101 f or have nonstop nausea/vomiting, then seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Reasons for acute head ache after unsuccesful kidney stone laser surgery & inducing stent in urinary tract .
Could be serious: If you had recent surgery. Without further details, impossible to tell anything further. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No recurrence: Only if there is retained stone in the biliary tree. ...Read more
Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.
Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more
I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal. I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?
I do not think so.: In present time , GI work up is less invasive . Considering your age Expl Surgery is not standard of care for sphinctre dysfunction , which is rare and can create more problems in future . ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 stones 3 weeks ago removed and stent placed (left side). Stent removed 2 weeks ago. Pain and spasms in left kidney remain. US - no "jet"\?
Call your urologist: Probably still have an obstructing ureteral stone. Either new stone has dropped down from kidney or original stone or part of stone remains. There is little or no urine escaping ureter if "jet" is absent. You may need stent replaced or ureteroscopy to break up or remove stone. Good Luck. ...Read more
Hematuria: If the bleeding is due to the procedure and stent, then it shouldn't take too long. ...Read more
I had surgery to remove 2 stones in ureter after surgery developed urinoma from ruptured ureter, stent in place for 19 days will rupture heal itself?
I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?
No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...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
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
No, but...: Ureteral stent removal alone should not cause pain in rib cage, but ache related with temporary ureteral blockage by spam or stone or clot passage which possibly occurs. Hence, it such pain persists >1-2 days or worsens, see your urologist. How to handle such? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me as needed. ...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
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
.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
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
I just removed my ureteral stent yesterday morning, is it safe to masturbate or should I hold off? I'm no longer having stinging when I urinate.
Ok but...: It is okay to masturbate as long as being aware that the bladder & urethra may still have some residual lingering effects of procedure-related lining inflammation which may induce mild discomfort during masturbation and at orgasm. Of course, the degree of possible discomfort may widely vary among individuals. On life reality? To articles in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. All the best.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Got a ureteral stent placed Monday this week , still bleeding and pain in testicles and back. Urine dark and smells.is it normal?
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