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Pain After Ureteral Stent Removal
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 more
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. Is 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
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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
Anesthesia: You will not be feeling it. That's why there are drugs and anesthesiologists. ...Read more
My husband is having a ureteral stent put in. While the stent is in is it better for him to wear briefs or boxers for underwear?
.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 more
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?
Hyperextended knee reaching over couch, felt and heard pop in knee, severe pain for an hr. Then could walk with pain. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a wk-ureteral stent?
Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.
What are symptoms of damage to urethra, bladder or ureter after urethral stent removal and is there a way to determine damage without imaging?
Stent removal: If you are referring to a ureteral stent removal there are very few side effects associated with their removal. The length of time they were indwelling could have an effect on whether they are encrusted with stone or not. Imaging with I.V. Dye and cystoscopy would be appropriate if symptoms remained after 3 to 4 weeks from removal. ...Read more
I have severe pain in my lower tailbone, and lower penis after removal of partial colon and stent was placed in my ureter?
Probably fine: Shouldn't be a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
Had my ureter stent taken out today. I am in severe pain. I have had stents before but after they come out I am normally fine. What can I do to help?
Call doctor: You should contact the doctor who removed the stent as soon as possible! If not go to the emergency room. ...Read more
I have had a ureter stent in for 3 montnts. I have nothing BUT pain and 4 infections. Now I'm petrified that when they take it out this week it will?
Here are some...: Why did you have ureteral stent? After stone breaking or something else? For most of cases, stent removal is quite easy, but occasionally severe encrustation at the ends of stent may make its removal very difficult resulting in requiring additional procedures. Regardless of whatever may be, follow your urologist to complete the care sequentially. Best wish... ...Read more
Just had a ureter stent placed friday. I feel like I have to pee all the time. Anything I can do to help me not feel this way.
Stent placed 1 month in my left ureter for stone after URS. Its been 3 weeks since it is removed. But still very mild & self limited pain. Its common?
See below: Not uncommon to have some mild residual irritation and incomplete healing from either the procedure itself to remove your stone or from the stent that was placed even though removed 3 weeks ago. Sometimes persistent discomfort can be related to either a small stone fragment that remains and has not passed or due to a urinary tract infection. If worsens or does not resolve with time, contact MD. ...Read more
My brother has a ureter stent placed and it's passed 24 hours and he's is still in sharp pain, nausea and discomfort? How long does it last till he feels normal with it
Ask/call the urologist: You want to ask the urologist who placed the stent for evaluation, your brother shouldn't be in such pain, good luck ...Read more
Okay as long as...: Seeing grossly bloody urine even with few clots could be expected but will light up over time and is okay as long as being able to void with not much discomfort. For possibly stent-related symptoms, you may ask your urologist if unbearable. So, usually, yo do have to go to ER for such as long as you understand and realize what are the realistic expectation after ureteral stent for various reasons. ...Read more
What test can I do to be sure my ureter has healed after a rupture occurred after surgery to remove stone, stent is still in place, left it in to heal?
Probably not: Probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have bilateral hydronephrosis with 4mm stone @ left VUJ [email protected] upper ureter. Is it possible to do ESWL to break the stones w/out doing RPG n stent?
Depends on symptoms: 4mm stone should pass on its own. 10mm stone would likely break up with eswl, but primary stent placement might be required if severe right sided flank pain present. Metabolic stone evaluation necessary in view of bilateral stones. Probably have seen a urologist as ur aware of hydronephrosis & stone pathology. Certainly discuss with him/her. ...Read more
I had a stent put in my ureter because they thought I had kidney stones. Turns out, my ureter is like an "S" shape. They proceeded to put the stent in anyways and now I'm in critical pain and my kidney seems to be "contracting" or having a spasm...the
What does oxybutynin do? Have a ureter stent. Does that help me not to pee every fine? They gave me that and pain meds.
Relax bladder: This classic medication decreases contractility of smooth muscle and therefore decreases bladder contractility and bladder spasms. If you have a stent in place after perhaps a ureteral stone procedure, Oxybutynin can make you more comfortable while your healing process continues. You will be well soon. ...Read more
My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?
Talk to his urologis:
We can not tell you what next step your dad's urologist has planned for him
There are too choices to watch and see ig it will come down as he has had lithotripsy and we don't know if it broke the stone
Discuss with his Urlogist
Other option is go through uretroscope
Only his urologist can answer your question NOW WHAT? ...Read more
I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?
Get an X-rays: If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out. ...Read more