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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?

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

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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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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?

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

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Can a Ureteral stent cause your rib cage to be sore after removal?

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Can a Ureteral stent cause your rib cage to be sore after removal?

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

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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 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

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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?

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

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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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?

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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.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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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?

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

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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.

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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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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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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What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

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

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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

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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?

See orthopedist: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is associated with tendon rupture, and a"pop" with pain suggests significant injury. Suggest you see an orthopedist for examination. ...Read more

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Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.

Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.

Ureteral stent: I'm confident that the stent has little to do with "swollen eyes". It is certainly true that stents can cause significant discomfort. I'm sure that you will be happy to get it out. ...Read more

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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

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I have severe pain in my lower tailbone, and lower penis after removal of partial colon and stent was placed in my ureter?

I have severe pain in my lower tailbone, and lower penis after removal of partial colon and stent was placed in my ureter?

Pain in tailbone &: Penis. Sorry to hear that. Be sure to tell your doc everything. If he/she can't help w/pain please get a second opinion. Also consider natural therapies from a natural doc or nutritionist. Consider clinical hypnosis for pain management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Got my ureter stent out today. Now I am in a lot of pain in my lower back. Is this normal?

Back pain: It is not uncommon to have back pain after stent removal. Take the pain meds as prescribed. Contact your doctor if the pain persists or if fever develops. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Stents: Unfortunately ureteral stents cause quite a bit of bladder irritation. You can get over-the-counter urinary tract analgesics or have your urologist prescribed a prescription strength urinary analgesic. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have blood clots in my urine from a ureter stent should I go tot he er?

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