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Will urethral stent removal be painful?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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In brief: Very briefly.

An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways.
A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain.

In brief: Very briefly.

An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways.
A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain.
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Remember, there is a difference between a urethral stent (Urolume) and a ureteral stent. Ureteral stents are much more common, and the procedure removing them is described above. Urethral stents are used in the urethra, usually in men who have obstruction by an enlarged prostate and cannot get surgery. These, if they must be removed due to failure, must be done so in the operating room with rigid cystoscopy.
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