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Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

Ulrology consult: It is probably best for you to consult your urologist. Pain may be from spasm of the ureter, infection, or recurrent of stones (the ones not removed/already in the kidney). Your urologist would be best to address your concern. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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How long after my stent is removed can I go back to work? And is my kidney stone going to be removed the same day?

How long after my stent is removed can I go back to work? And is my kidney stone going to be removed the same day?

Depends: If you feel well enough, you could go back to work the same day the stent is removed. Depending on the nature of your work you could keep working with the stent in place. These items are best discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health and work. ...Read more

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If I had a kidney stone opperation and there was no stone in me, can they still do the procedure and put a stent in me?

If I had a kidney stone opperation and there was no stone in me, can they still do the procedure and put a stent in me?

Stone: If no stone is identified on ct scan and there was still suspicion of ureteral obstruction, it may be necessary to perform ureteroscopy to identify another source of obstruction such as stricture. If a stricture is encountered and dilated, it may then be necessary to place a stent temporarily. ...Read more

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Complications from kidney stone operation stent?

Complications from kidney stone operation stent?

Burn with urination: The stent usually causes some urinary frequency and urgency. Once the stent is removed, these symptoms quickly resolve. ...Read more

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What are normal complications from kidney stone operation and stent?

What are normal complications from kidney stone operation and stent?

Stent: It is normal to feel some discomfort and see a little blood-tinged urine after stent placement. Some complications include infection, bleeding, ureteral perforation and scarring. ...Read more

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If you've not passed a kidney stone and have a double j stent what to do?

If you've not passed a kidney stone and have a double j stent what to do?

Discuss w urologist: Stone & stent needs to be removed. Jj stents frequently breakup stones stuck in the ureter, they also relieve obstruction & help to dilate ureter facilitating subsequent passage of an ureteroscope for possible lithotripsy. Stonewill either pass on its own, or require endoscopic lithotripsy via ureteroscope, eswl (shockwave lithotripsy or percutaneous lithotripsy depending upon size of kidney stone. ...Read more

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How painful is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

How painful is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

Some, but tolerable: Post-procedure ureteral stent can be removed by patient or urologist if a thread for self-pulling is attached, or by urologist under local anesthesia through cystoscope if no thread is attached to stent. Attaching a thread or not depends on how long the stenting is needed; if 1-2 weeks or longer, use non-threaded stent so to avoid accidental pull. ...Read more

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What to do if I had kidney stone removed and I was told the put in a stent what is that?

What to do if I had kidney stone removed and I was told the put in a stent what is that?

A tube.: The ureter is a long tube-like structure connecting the kidney to the bladder. A stent is a metal mesh-like cylinder inserted into the ureter to help a kidney stone pass through the ureter, into the bladder, and out of your body. Often times, once the stone makes its exit, the ureteral stent is removed by the urologist. ...Read more

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I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?

I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?

Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long. ...Read more

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If I had a kidney stone on my kidney stent and it was removed would they take the stones out at the same time?

If I had a kidney stone on my kidney stent and it was removed would they take the stones out at the same time?

Usually, yes, but...: At times the final decision is made during the procedures depending on residual stone load, the complexity of original procedures, professional proficiency, etc. So. ask your urologist for individual pertinent consideration & possible decision. More? Contact me at www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow. Please let me knowif it pains after the removal of this stent.

I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow.  Please let me knowif it pains after the removal of this stent.

Ureteral stent: There may be some initial soreness and mild pain after the procedure. Should have some medicine provided from the doctor if needed for a couple of days. Usually pain if any is very mild. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone taken out and stent put in 5days ago I stopped bleeding on the 3rd day and now I'm bleeding again with pain is this normal?

Ureteral stents: Stents are plastic, foreign bodies, and cause irritation and inflammation in the bladder. As long as you have an ureteral stent, you may experience intermittent flank pain, urinary frequency or urgency, burning urination, or blood in the urine. Fever or severe vomiting is not to be expected, however, and should prompt you to call your urologist or go to the er. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

Here are some...: Two questions: did the stent have a thread at its end or not? Have you been known to have stones in right kidney also? The stent with a thread is designed to let the patient to pull it out at advised timing, but may be out by premature accidental pulling. If happened, that is usually ok. As to pain at "right kidney", have doc checked out timely, especially being known to have stone in it. ...Read more

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Just has kidney stone removed with stent, niw I want steak and vodka. Why not?

Just has kidney stone removed with stent, niw I want steak and vodka.  Why not?

Moderation: Neither steak nor vodka are good for you. It you would like to have a steak once in a while, it is okay, however, according to recent WHO findings, red meat increases the risk for cancer. Alcohol is a poison and does not do anybody good. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent. ...Read more

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I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

Very common: Mild edema, or swelling, in the ureter is common after this surgery. This tends to subside soon. Hydrate well and see how you feel. Keep in touch with your urologist if the pain does sot subside. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how uncomforable is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

Here are some ...: If the stent is intended to be removed in 1 wk, usually, I leave a thread connected to the stent so the patients can pull the stent out by themselves with tolerable pain/discomfort. If longer than one week, I leave no thread to stent and removed the stent through cystoscopy under local anesthesia as outpatient. Largely, most patients cope the care very well through adjusting expectation & pain. ...Read more

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Can I have any sexual activity I have a stent in frim the kidney stone my dr said no but does that go for everything?

Listen to doc: Would listen to your doc and follow those recommendations. Ask for clarification. Very possible that the restriction is only temporary, or only pertains to intercourse. Not knowing your full history can't provide a more in-depth answer. Likely that the doc doesn't want you to strain your core (abs, back) so possible that some forms of sex might be ok but check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after I had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after I had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Bilateral?: Renal calculi or stones can sometimes be bilateral. Ultrasound and/or ct usually defines these stones. You probably had these studies prior to the left sided problem. Approach your physician for help with this answer. Other causes of renal pain include infection and obstruction. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...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