My Urologist Put in a Stent and Left the Stone

by Leroy

Well, I was diagnosed with a 7mm kidney stone in my left UVJ. That is after doing ultrasound and IVP.

So I made an appointment to remove it using electrohydraulic lithotripsy and insertion of ureteric stent.

I woke up from anesthetic with a catheter, burst lips and painful neck and no stone removed. The doctor told me that I had a stricter in my penis that was too narrow for the urethroscope to pass so he made some incisions in it to clear the way.

After removing the catheter I made another appointmet for the electrohydraulic lithotripsy. This time only the stent was inserted and the stone was left again.

The story is that, where the stone was, my ureter was so thight that he could not push up the uretherscope. So he managed to insert the guided wire pass the stone and insert the stent to allow the kidney to drain. He said that it will also cause the ureter to dilate (enlargen) and the stone will pass out.

In my opinion, I think that the stone will press against the stent and prevent it from draining any urine. In short, I don't believe some of it... What's your opinion?

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Jul 11, 2017
He's right
by: K

I am 21 years old and have been having issues with kidney stones since I was about 7 due to a medical condition that I have. I have had this stuff done so many times, and they often can't get all the way to my kidney cuz my ureters on the left ( I am the genetic Freak that has two ureters on my left and one on the right) ureters are really skinny so I had the same thing done. Your ureter can be really narrow and not stretch so they sometimes will place a stent because it is smaller thinner and more flexible then all of the tools. Your urine won't be blocked because urine goes through the tube. Even with the stone pressing on the tube, it can't be blocked because it's made out of a plastic that is flexible but rigid (think of what the ink is in in a pen but really long and a little bendy.) the more you move, the more it moves, causing the ureter to dialate slowly. The stone then passes. If it doesn't, he goes back in and gets it, but know it's wide enough to do so. Usually they give it around 2 weeks, and if it hasn't moved they go back in. Let me warn you though, this is gonna hurt. You are gonna know if it moves. The pain you feel up the highest towards your rib cage, is from the stent rubbing and irritating, and heat will help. Anything lower, that is like excruciating and just suddenly doubles you over is the stone starting to shift. Every time it moves it forces your ureter to stretch, and it hurts. Drink a lot cuz it moves it quicker. Once it passes, the pain pretty much just becomes cramps and pain from the stent. I hope this helps you!

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