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Chronic flank pain-would ureter stent placement relieve pain? have tried everything

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Dr. Neil Halin
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Do you have kidney

stones or urinary tract infections? A chronic kidney infection can cause flank pain.
Do you have pain urinating? Burning? A quick urine analysis can help rule out infections or blood (might be due to stones). Your primary care doc can usually do this test.

In brief: Do you have kidney

stones or urinary tract infections? A chronic kidney infection can cause flank pain.
Do you have pain urinating? Burning? A quick urine analysis can help rule out infections or blood (might be due to stones). Your primary care doc can usually do this test.
Dr. Neil Halin
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine

In brief: Not likely

The stents themselves can be very uncomfortable so unless you need to have the stent to keep the ureter open I doubt it would help with chronic pain.
Try a chiropractor, trigger point injections and/or acupuncture.

In brief: Not likely

The stents themselves can be very uncomfortable so unless you need to have the stent to keep the ureter open I doubt it would help with chronic pain.
Try a chiropractor, trigger point injections and/or acupuncture.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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