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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Ureteral Stent Complications

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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How painful will it be to have a ureteral stent put in?

Anesthesia: You will not be feeling it. That's why there are drugs and anesthesiologists. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a ureteral stent?

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

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Can I have intercourse whilst having an ureteral stent?

Yes: The stent should be completely inside your body. It starts either in your kidney or just below it in your ureter. It ends in your bladder. ...Read more

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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?

What ever make: Comfortable , briefs or boxers , most of the time stents are inside , some times the anchoring thread will come out side for easy removal ...Read more

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What's the possibility i had ureteral stent taken out to soon? I'm still having persistent flank pain a week later.

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

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.4 mg Tamsulosin once daily, is having no effect on the spasms caused by Ureteral Stent. Is there anything that can help with it?

.4 mg Tamsulosin once daily, is having no effect on the spasms caused by Ureteral Stent. Is there anything that can help with it?

Dose increase: Check first with the doctor who prescribed it because tamsulosin may be increased to 0.8mg daily in 2 doses of 0.4 each.Hopefully you will get rid of the stent soon:) ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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 someā€¦: 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

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