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I have excruciating pain in left urethra and kidney. I had stent installation after ureteroscopy. Is this normal?

I have excruciating pain in left urethra and kidney. I had stent installation after ureteroscopy. Is this normal?

Sometimes: About 10% of patients can have extreme discomfort and/or bladder spasms from a jj stent. Should not need to be in place for very long after ureteroscopy so your urologist can probably should remove it now. It could possibly be replaced by a shorter stent if you still need to have one in place. ...Read more

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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Fri. Got ureteroscopy & no stone was found dr said i mustve passed it.I still have lower back and flank pain and I have a stent did i really pass it?

Fri. Got ureteroscopy & no stone was found dr said i mustve passed it.I still have lower back and flank pain and I have a stent did i really pass it?

Possibly: While it is possible that you passed the stone before the procedure, it is also possible that the stone was pushed back into the kidney during the ureteroscopy. Suspicion of this maybe the reason that the stent was placed. In all likelihood your current symptoms are from the mere presence of the stent. ...Read more

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How does the doctor put in a kidney stent?

How does the doctor put in a kidney stent?

Via a cystoscope: The doctor will need to look into your bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope. He/she will be able to see the opening where the ureter empties into the bladder and place a stent up to the kidney. ...Read more

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What part of vagina does kidney stent goes in?

Wrong Anatomy: The double j stent has one end coiled into the bladder and the other going into the collecting part of the kidney. The stent is not related to the vagina. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have sex when I have kidney stent?

Is it possible for me to have sex when I have kidney stent?

Yes: By 'kidney stent', do you mean an internal catheter which goes from the kidney to the bladder, or, do you mean a metal stent in the kidney artery to keep it open? Either way, there is no reason you would not be able to have sex. ...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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Can i swim with a kidney stent?

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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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

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What should I expect from IV sedation with kidney stent removal?

Stent removal: Not all urologists give sedation for stent removal. If it is given, it's usually conscious sedation with versed. ...Read more

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Is it possible after having a kidney stent put iin can it throw off a women's memenstral cycle ?

Illness: The act itself of inserting a kidney stint will not impact the menstrual cycle as these are in unrelated body parts. The fact that you need a kidney stint implies that you are ill with some medical issue. Illness can impact the menstrual cycle ...Read more

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My kidney stent started comimg out on its own. Can that be because of drinking 2 pints of vodka? If not that, why could it be?

My kidney stent started comimg out on its own. Can that be because of drinking 2 pints of vodka? If not that, why could it be?

I doubt your stent: is coming out because of the vodka, though in general alcohol intake promotes dehydration and may also promote more frequent urination. Not sure why your stent was placed...? kidney stones. Presume it was due to come out shortly anyway. Would certainly contact your Urologist to see if early removal/intervention is warranted. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Are they supposed to put you to sleep during a kidney stent ? I hear yes but I only got a shot and was awake . It was torture.

Are they supposed to put you to sleep during a kidney stent ? I hear yes but I only got a shot and was awake . It was torture.

Anesthesia varies: For placement of a ureteral stent, a variety of anesthetics can be used. If a kidney stone needs to be treated prior to stent placement then a general anesthetic is typically used. If a stent alone needs to be placed, sedation is often used. In your case, the stent may needed to have been placed emergently/urgently, necessitating less anesthesia. Talk to your urologist about this. ...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 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 stent procedure - how long is the average hospital stay for a kidney stent implant?How long do you need to stay out of work?

Varies: If you have not had a lot of complications and the stent procedure is elective, you may not even need to stay in the hospital. It is not uncommon to stay a day though. You can usually work right away, but it depends on whether you develop any pain, which will vary person to person. ...Read more

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I had my kidney stent and stone removed but I am experiencing extreme pain where it was previously. Is this normal? painkillers not helping

I had my kidney stent and stone removed but I am experiencing extreme pain where it was previously.  Is this normal? painkillers not helping

Stone: There may be another stone or a fragment of the original stone(if you had lithotripsy) if you are having this extreme pain again. Please contact your urologist for evaluation. Good luck. ...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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Ureteroscopy (Definition)

A ureteroscopy is performed in the operating room with general or spinal anesthesia to inspect the ureter for tumor or stones. A small, flexible, fiberoptic ureteroscope is introduced into the bladder, through the ureteral orifice, then up the ureter toward the kidney. A camera captures the image and displays it on a ...Read more