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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