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    Kidney Stone Surgery Tip
    Anon_234604 posted:
    Here's a tip I wish someone would have told me:

    Ask to have a catheter put in while you are asleep in surgery.

    The worst pain I experienced was trying to urinate after the surgery. You also have to get help to get up every single time, and moving around isn't fun. Then I ended up having a blood clot blocking in my bladder and had to have a catheter put in. As you can imagine, if urinating was extremely painful, getting the catheter put in was a nightmare. That area is heavily irritated after the surgery. When I had a follow up at an actual urologist later on, the nurse could not believe I had that done while I was awake right after the surgery.

    So if you have the catheter put in while you are asleep in surgery you don't have to worry about pain when urinating after, trying to get up to go to the bathroom, having a blood clot blocking in your bladder, or experiencing the terrible pain of having the catheter put in. You can just rest in your bed and heal.

    Also just an FYI, I was terrified of having pain with the stent removal and it wasn't bad at all! It's actually really relieving and you feel so much better when it's no longer there.

    Hope this helps someone out there!
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    acvblanc responded:
    Hi there..
    I am new here and have been searching the web ,I have a stent in me since July 10,2011 and was suppose to have been removed in 4 days after the surgery but my insurance was denied so i was forced to go to a gov. hospital well its time that I have the stent removed after 2 months of carrying it in me,but i am terrified cause they say that I am not going to be put to sleep I don't want to feel that pain cause i ahve been in pain for 2 months now,this is embarrassing to ask but where is the string located at?What if I don't feel a string attached?I am terrified to know these doctors are going to just pull that string and tube out..Is there any medications I can take so i wont feel the pain!!
    kellymetz responded:
    I'm having a partial nephrectomy the day after tomorrow with stents put in each ureter for 2-3 weeks until I am healed enough for them to then go in and remove the large stones. (I have stage 3 renal disease, and they do not want to do both procedures at the same time.

    How bad is this discomfort fot 2-3 weeks going to be? What relief is there for me. Any help would be great! Thanks so much.
    robbie731 replied to acvblanc's response:
    One Dr. had me pull out my own. Told me to take two pain pills wait about 30 minutes . I'd be careful my Son had one put in & had a hard time finding a Dr. to take it out. It was a tad over a month & by that time it was crystallized. God Bless..

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