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Congenitally Deformed Ureter

by Cathy Bauer
(Menifee, Calif.)

I had a stent placed in my ureter on Aug. 6, 2013... I'm still sore, but I hope this will be a permanent fix for something that has bothered me since I was about 12 years old.

It's kind of painful and I am experiencing bleeding, like when I had my periods... Hopefully this will improve soon.

The ureter is a long narrow tube that transports urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Congenitally deformed ureter is a condition where the ureter fails to function properly as a result of some birth defect.

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Oct 03, 2016
Stents from kidney not pumping
by: Kim

Just had my 7th stent surgery in a year and half. Stents will b every 3 months for the rest of my life or my kidney. They are painful so I'm on 2 meds for discomfort. I developed sepsis after an ERCP procedure where my small intestine was perforated, and at that time my right kidney quit pumping. As a result, permanent kidney stents every 3 months for the rest of my life. This time they placed a metal instead of plastic stent.

Aug 20, 2013
Monitor Your Kidney Stent
by: Site Admin

Sorry to hear about your challenges with your ureter... and the kidney stent. The pain and bleeding associated with the stent is usually temporary and should improve, over time.

You should not, however, that stents are not meant to be permanent. Some can stay inserted for many months but eventually, should be replaced. When stents are left in too long they can cause infection.

Liaise with your doctor regularly to monitor the effectiveness of the stent.

Thanks for sharing your story with us.

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