kidney stent discomfort to unbearable pain

by Eric J. Rising
(Indiana, pa)

I am a 37 year old male that has had 2 kidney stones in the past ten years. The last 2 stones were relatively big (1.5cm and .7cm). I went to the hospital on a Sunday, and on Monday afternoon they put a stent from my left kidney to my bladder.


The pain was immediate and was constant but became unbearable when I urinated. After about a week the doctor did blast the kidney stones but the pain was still there. Finally, after 2 weeks of antibiotics that didn't work, he put me on Keflex (which I am slightly allergic to).

The pain from the stent got better but I was sick as a dog, while on the antibiotic. Now, just three days shy of a month with the stent in, they are taking it out and I have never been so happy in my life. It was required to drain the kidney but I don't ever want to have to go through this again.

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Dec 03, 2016
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Stent to go in NEW
by: Anonymous

I am due to have a stent put in 2days time going off some of the comments on here I.m dreading it I have 3 stones 16mms,10mm & 7mms plus multiple small ones in the lower pole ,on average how long will the stent be left in for.

Oct 30, 2013
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Celebrate Kidney Stent Removal NEW
by: Site Admin

I would definitely say that you have good reasons to be very happy. Not having to contend with the discomforts of a kidney stent and the pains of kidney stones should be reason enough for grand celebrations!

However, you need to guard against any future occurrences of kidney stones. Ask your doctor for suggestions on how to prevent re-occurrence of kidney stones. You'd want to ensure that you drink adequate amounts of water, on a daily basis and avoid food which may contribute to the formation of stones in the kidneys.

Thanks for sharing your experiences and very best wishes.

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