Kidney Stent? ...Never Again
(Adirondack Mountains, NY)
I had a stent placed after kidney stone surgery last week. I was discharged just a few hours after surgery. By that night, I was buckled over crying in agony.
The pain caused by the stent was worse than the 7mm stone. For all 5 days that the stent was in place, I dreaded going to the bathroom. Each time I urinated, there was a sharp stabbing pain from my bladder up to my kidney. I had to lay down on my back for most of the 5 days, other positions caused severe pain.
When I went to have the stent removed today, the doctor was shocked while looking through the camera up in my ureter/ kidney. The stent was all tangled up and dislodged from where it was supposed to be. I knew in my heart that this was why I was buckled over crying in agony the night I got home, and suffered severe pain all 5 days. I bled large amounts of blood in my urine each day.
An over-the-counter medicine, called AZO helped a bit, as well as the Percocet the doctor prescribed. Ice packs helped a bit too.
I will never, ever agree to having a stent again.