Re: Stent Removal....HELP?
I had the same exact problem you did. I had the 2 stents, and the second stent was larger and they went in at cut my ureter bigger cause I too had scar tissue blocking my urine flow. I had my stent taken out in the office about 2 months ago. I am female, I assuming you are too?? It is not bad at all, believe me. I was freaking out when I went in there, I was shaking, I asked tons of questions, and I wasted all that energy on being scared for nothing. All they do is put you on the table (like for your annual vists) they put some numbing jelly down there which does not hurt just cold. Then the doctor will come in with the scope, it looks big, but trust me it doesn't hurt. He goes in there, grabs the stent then pulls it out. There is a little pressure, and you feel like you are peeing. It is no big deal and the whole process takes less that 5 minutes. Please don't worry. It is much worse having the stent in, then having it taken out.
How are you feeling now? When I had my stent in it was there for 5 months. And after it was removed, I felt worse off than before. I am way better now, but just keep in mind, I had lots of pain after the stent was removed. Not because of the actual removal, but just cause it was gone and wasn't helping it drain anymore. Let me know if you have any questions.
Last edited by mitch4133; 05-02-2005 at 01:58 PM.