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Urolume Urethral Stent
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain.
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
A few steps.: First, a urethral stent (urolume) is in the urethra and usually placed in men with enlarged prostates and urinary obstruction who cannot have surgery. These stents are removed in the operating room, under anesthesia, with the aid of a rigid cystoscope. Ureteral stents are more common, usually used in kidney stone disease. These are pulled by a string or by flexible cystoscopy in the office.
Here arr some. ..: Before embarking urethral stent removal, you need to work with a urologist to define why you had such stent implant and consider what you could expect because life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation, nothing is free but always comes with a price, and doctor never cures anything but modify it with current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense...
How long can u wear a urethra stent, I have had one for 5 months, do they get block easy. I am really scared of it getting block.
Depends: You must see the urologist who inserted the stent to have this question answered. Lots of variables.
I will need a urethral stent for the rest of my life. The one I have is now 3 months old and needs to be replaced. Are there stents that last longer?
Urologist consult: Your urologist should be able to advise you with the options available for you. Good luck.
No: Urethral stents are not commonly used secondary to their side effects. If you are talking about a ureteral stent, one from the bladder to the kidney, that is entirely different. In either case, it would be unusual to have generalized swelling after the procedure, and you should call your doctor.
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.
I had my urethral stent removed 6 days ago and now I have started to get a throbbing pain inside my left side (where the stent was) is this normal?
URETERAL stent: Hi. From your description, I suspect you had a ureteral stent, NOT a urethral stent. If your left ureter was stented, and now with stent removed, it's painful, I suggest you contact the urologist sooner than later. I don't know what your pathology is, but this sounds concerning to me. Good luck!See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Frauds: Why would you spend money on something that will not lead to real or sustained weight loss?See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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...See 1 more doctor answer
I had ESWL and stent placement yesterday for a 6 mm stone. I've had groin and urethra pain/discomfort since. I was prescribed Percocet and while it he?
Internal pain: Localization of pain inside our bodies is difficult because nerves follow a map from early in evolution. So the ureter that connects the kidney to the bladder is not where it used to be. When stretched at the top we feel it high in the back where it attaches to the kidney. As something moves down we feel it wrap around to the front and down to our groin. Urethral pain is from the procedure itself
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...
Different: Atherectomy is not better than stenting, it usually is reserved for cases when a balloon angioplasty combined with stenting, or direct stenting can not be accomplished due to the plaque burden. In those cases atherectomy is used to debulk the plaque and the best result would be if this can then be supplemented with a stenting to prevent plaque regrowth or near-term closure of the vessel.