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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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For the left urethra at the bladder with blockage from kidney stone or scare tissue from past ureteroscopies have a stent or resection as a choise ?

Here are some ...: How to manage the blockage at the ending part of left ureter by the scar after ureteroscopic stone procedures relies on the degree and length of the scar and the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility. At that level, options of care may range from doing nothing or incision + a period of stent or permanent stent with regular change 2-3 times yearly or surgical correction... ...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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I have been in pain for the past year because of kidney infections and I have a urethral stent in and I'm I'm so much pain one with other things?

I have been in pain for the past year because of kidney infections and I have a urethral stent in and I'm I'm so much pain one with other things?

Pain: Am sorry for your severe discomfort, but there is no answer for this over the internet. Go back and discuss this with your urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a urethral stent, kidney infection and dizziness?

What should I do if I have a urethral stent, kidney infection and dizziness?

Here are some...: I assume you underwent some procedures for ureteral blockage usually by stone or tumor or ...Almost all patients after stents will experience irritative voiding symptoms like UTI simulating UTI and UA will always show pus cells like those from UTI. Such patients are treated symptomatically with or without antibiotics. For individual care, ask the treating doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have  a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Ureteroscopy : This treatment for many stones involves using a small scope to look into the ureter (kidney tube). The stone can be either removed or broken up with a laser. After surgery there may or may not be a stent. This is a thin, soft plastic tube to keep the ureter from closing. Either way, you can expect some burning with peeing, urgency/frequency to peeing, mild pain in the side or blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Ureteroscopy done but no kidney found, what the recovery time?

Ureteroscopy done but no kidney found, what the recovery time?

Is question correct: Presume you mean that no kiney stone was found at ureteroscopy. Because kidneys are usually first identified by ultrasound or ct. Recovery time from ureteroscopy is usually no more than a day or two, unless ureter or kidey was puntured. ...Read more

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Do you have a ureteroscopy done to remove a kidney stone?

Do you have a ureteroscopy done to remove a kidney stone?

Sometimes: Number of kidney stones are amenable to trans ureteroscopic removal by laser lithotripsy or stone basket extraction if small enough. Alternatives are shockwave lithotripsty (eswl) or percutaneous nephro-lithotripsy (pcnl). Latter involves placing a tube through abdominal wall followed by a kidney-scope for stone breakup and extraction. ...Read more

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Is ureteroscopy safe for 3mm kidney stone in lower pole for me? How much chances are there of complications? How soon will i be able to sail?

Renal stone: I am unsure why you would need a ureteroscopy for a non-obstructing lower pole stone? A 3 mm stone in the lower pole of the kidney, would need an eswl treatment at best. I would consider another opinion. ...Read more

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How long after ureteroscopy and stent removal will hematuria goes away?

How long after ureteroscopy and stent removal will hematuria goes away?

Hematuria: If the bleeding is due to the procedure and stent, then it shouldn't take too long. ...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