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Had a stent put in due to kidney stone, 4 weeks later vaginal pain, also itchy, what to do? 4 weeks till stent is due to be removed.

Had a stent put in due to kidney stone, 4 weeks later vaginal pain, also itchy, what to do?  4 weeks till stent is due to be removed.

Various things: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but
certainly regardless of stent, vaginal yeast infection can cause pain/itch and over the counter cremes mostly effective. And stress/antibiotics trigger them.

fever/chills/sweats would indicate an emergency condition (infection). ...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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I had a stent put in because of a kidney stone. Recently after 4 weeks i'm having vaginal pain and discomfort, should I call my hospital?

Yes,...: Do you still have the inserted stent in? If yes, a f/u &care for the stone (if not yet completely removed) and stent should be addressed timely. If stent is out and stone was removed completely, and there is no obstruction in ureter, the post-procedure pain should slowly go away, and still need to make sure of no UTI after procedures. So, call to clarify one way or the other. Best wish to you... ...Read more

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What is a stent?

What is a stent?

Small metal coil: A coronary stent is a small metal coil, slotted tube, or mesh structure that is placed in an artery to keep it open. The stent is mounted on a balloon catheter and delivered to the site of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands and is pressed against the inner wall of the coronary artery. The balloon is removed, and the stent remains in place, keeping the artery open. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a stent?

Some: Access to vessel at groin is mildly to moderately painful. May feel pressure in area stent placed. I routinely sedate my patients to decrease discomfort and anxiety. Ask you doctor to give sedation if possible. ...Read more

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What happens in a urethral stent removal?

What happens in a urethral stent removal?

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. ...Read more

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Medicated stent vs. Non medicated stent? Any thoughts on this decision?

Medicated stent vs. Non medicated stent?  Any thoughts on this decision?

Depends on location: Stents are used to treat various amounts of blockage. There are locations that develop restenosis more than others after treatment with balloons and stents. Medicated stents are designed to prevent this restenosis. In smaller vessels such as heart vessels there is a proven benefit. In larger, peripheral vessels no benefit has been shown compared to regular stents. So it depends. ...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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Does a uretal stent cause back pain?

It can : If it leads ro other problems like infection then it can too. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a ureteral stent?

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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Is the sirolimus eluting stent better?

Better: Then bare stent? Yes. Good patency rates. Be sure to take your Plavix (clopidogrel) or Effient after. I have one in my lad. ...Read more

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I had heart stenting done. What can I expect?

What to expect: The most important thing after stent insertion is to continue taking both Aspirin and clopidogrel ( or equivalent) until directed to stop. Next important thing is to begin healthy diet and cholesterol control. Cardiac rehab and exercise is crucial as prescribed by your provider. Watch for development of chest discomfort, shortness of breath or the symptoms you had prior to stent notify md asap. ...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 i get in a clean private pool with a stent?

Can i get in a clean private pool with a stent?

Stent where?: What kind of stent? Heart or vascular no problem as long as you have no open wounds. Ureter no problem again. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stent and bypass?

See details: A stent is a small tube inserted in a blocked area of an artery to keep that segment open. A bypass is a piece of vein sown into the vessel that bypasses the area of narrowing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate with J stent in my body.

Yes: J-stenting is a method facilitating the upper urinary tract drainage, and masturbation should not adversely effect its purpose.
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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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What happens during intravascular stent placement?

Catheter: Directs a small guidewire through the blockage to keep the access. Lesion pre dilated with a balloon if needed. Stent placed. Ballooned again if needed. Pictures made. Finished. ...Read more

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Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Rarely: Once properly placed, major side effects are rare. It is possible to get scarring in a stent (in-stent restenosis). It is also possible to get stent fractures (a break in a stent). These take time to develop if at all. Infections of the stent are rare. People rarely develop allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a stent and a bypass?

What is the difference between a stent and a bypass?

Stent v bypass: A stent procedure usually starts with a needle stick and requires no knives (incisions) while i bypass requires a knife and open exposure of the vessel above the blockage and open exposure of the target vessel beyond the blockage. ...Read more

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How long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?

Depends.: Depending on the amount of stone debris you have in your kidney's urine collecting system (called the renal calyces and the renal pelvis) and the ureter. Your Urologist may take the stent out in a few days to a few weeks. The stents have to be changed periodically, so they don't become blocked. ...Read more

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

Good for long lesion: Xience prime very good for long lesions and will become an important option for physicians treating this critical disease. ...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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Which is better stent or byepass in a diabetic patient?

Depends: Hi. It depends on the anatomy: which coronary artery/arteries, distal targets, etc. Assuming the cardiologist and CT surgeon are experienced, they will explain options and make a recommendation based on experience. No simple answer unless it's left main disease. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is atherectomy better than stent procedure?

Hello docs, is atherectomy better than stent procedure?

Atherectomy/Stent: Two different kinds of procedures done in different types of situations while treating blocks in heart arteries. Those are not substitute to each other. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: carotid stenting?

Steps of CAS: 1. Conscious sedation
2. Puncture radial or femoral artery
3. Placement of catheter into common carotid artery with angiogram
4. Placement of distal protection device or flow reversal device
5. Pre-dilatation of the stenosis with a small balloon
6. Stent placement
7. Post stent balloon angioplasty
8. Repeat common carotid angiogram
9. Removal of distal protection device or flow reversal. ...Read more

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Coronary stenting with bioabsorbable materials? Greek to me

Stents dissolve: Stents are traditionally made of metal alloys. Newer devices are being made of materials that may be absorbed by the body after an interval long enough for the healing process to no longer need the structural support of traditional metal stents. ...Read more