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What Does A Stent For Kidney Stones Look Like
I had a stent put in my ureter because they thought I had kidney stones. Turns out, my ureter is like an "S" shape. They proceeded to put the stent in anyways and now I'm in critical pain and my kidney seems to be "contracting" or having a spasm...the
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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