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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...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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How long should stent stay in kidney for kidney stones?

How long should stent stay in kidney for kidney stones?

Until the stones: Are gone, and any narrowing or blockage of urine is gone. It is difficult to say because everyone responds differently to stones and the degree of blockage and narrowing will also. ...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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Can you please tell me about a stent put in because of kidney stones?

Can you please tell me about a stent put in because of kidney stones?

Relieve obstruction: This is an emergency procedure to relieve pain ; back pressure from an obstructing kidney stone or prior to having stone broken up by eswl (electroshock wave lithotripsy) . Sometimes jj ureteral stent helps to break up an obstructing ureteral stone. Stent can also dilate a ureter to accommodate at a later date if ureter is initially too narrow for passage of a ureteroscope. ...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 a 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?

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 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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I have a stent with a string. Due to kidney stones. I have to have it for two weeks. Is it possible to accidentally pull it out?

I have a stent with a string. Due to kidney stones. I have to have it for two weeks. Is it possible to accidentally pull it out?

Ureteral Stents: Ureteral stents are placed after kidney stone removal if there is concern for swelling in the ureter (kidney tube) blocking the tube just like the stone did. However, it is not typical to leave a stent for two weeks after stone surgery; as to the string, that's usually left on for stents that are to be removed in 3-5 days. They can get dislodged so be careful. Contact your urologist if it does. ...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


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