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Ureteral Stent

Ureteral stents are thin, flexible tubes inserted into the ureter to help drain urine from the kidney. They are used to treat ureteral obstructions from kidney stones, ureteral stones, narrowed ureters, blood clots, or tumors. Ureteral stents are generally considered safe. They mostly do not cause any long-term problems.

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I have ureteral stent. Could it be the reason for less urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stent in the ureter for past three months due to possible shrinkage of a tube at one point. I want to ask you what can be the condition with me if I have normal color but low urine in addition to a white thread like particles and also a very little even non-problematic to bea...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I will need further details regarding what treatment you have had till now to understand your situation better. From the details available, it appears that you are on a ureteric stent due to obstruction with renal failure. The symptoms th...  Read Full »

What is the guideline for treating metastatic breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 36-year-old female. She is a metastatic breast cancer patient. The diagnosis was made three years ago. Metastasis found this year through FDG PET CT scan. The primary treatment was for breast lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy (3 FEC+3 Docetaxel), and radiation ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like she is having progressive metastatic breast cancer triple positive (ER +, Her 2 +ve). She received chemotherapy, hormonal, and target therapy (Trastuzumab). She also underwent BCS, oophorectomy, plus radiotherapy. Despite all this treatment. she progres...  Read Full »

How long should a double J ureteral stent be left inside?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a chronic kidney disease patient, and there are multiple stones in my right kidney. My doctor placed a double J stent almost six months ago. I have not removed my stent. Is it risky? How long can I let the stent inside? Due to some problem, I cannot go for the checkup.  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The stent has probably been placed for draining the kidneys. Depending on the stent material, indwelling time will vary. It ranges from three months for polyurethane stent to a year for silicon stent. Neglecting stents can lead to lots of problems. Stones can form a rec...  Read Full »

Why is there continuous fever after ureteric stent removal?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had ureteric stent removal before one month. He had fever 101 F, pus cell 100 or more than that since month fever comes every week. Urine culture and sensitivity done. All antibiotics resistant except Nitrofurantoin. Fever episode is not subsiding in spite of taking antipyre...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen all reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per reports, he is still having a urine infection. What is his present creatinine? Since how long is he taking Nitrofurantoin? His DTPA shows only left kidney is functioning. The...  Read Full »

I have been having throbbing pain in my penis for the past ten days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,Recently undergone PCNL surgery for a 9 x 5 centimeter. Sent the stone for analysis and received the report. Need help understanding the report and taking necessary precautions to stop the recurrence of stones. I am also having severe throbbing pain at the tip of my penis. It has been 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a DJ stent placed, one end is in the kidney, and the other end is in the bladder. The bladder end may be touching the bladder wall and so causing pain in the penis. Take plenty of fluids and lemon juice to reduce the pain. DJ removal will stop the pain. If the...  Read Full »

How to treat my son presenting with frequent infections after pyeloplasty?

Query: Hi doctor,My 11 months old child gets frequent infections after pyeloplasty. Please see the attachment and suggest us.   Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query. It is not uncommon to have infections after surgery and a urinary stent is placed inside. I would like to know whether it is removed or it is still inside. From your description, it appears that the stent is not removed. If the stent is st...  Read Full »

How to treat vomiting and lower back pain after bilateral oophorectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a breast cancer patient, and my treatment is going on. Due to metastasis to the ovary, laparoscopic bilateral oophorectomy was done two months back. Currently, I am taking Trastuzumab and Letrozole 2.5 mg. After the oophorectomy, I have pain in the lower abdomen and lower back. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The suggestion of double J stenting is appropriate. You have a back pain, which may be arising from the right kidney with mild dilatation. Your creatinine is normal. Double J stent will drain the ki...  Read Full »

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