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Kidney stents are hollow tubes specially designed in flexible plastic materials. They are also referred to as ureteric stents. Usually, the stent is inserted in the ureter, between the bladder and kidney in an effort to ... More »

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A ureteric stent involves the insertion of a thin tube into the ureter to prevent the obstruction of urine flow from the kidney. A doctor often uses a ureteric stent after the ureter becomes obstructed during a procedure... More »

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Ureteral stents, also known as kidney stents or uretic stents, are usually made of metals or plastics of increasing and decreasing polymer density, according to PolySciTech. As of August 2015, however, research is underw... More »

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Kidney nodules or cysts can be removed surgically or drained if they cause symptoms that affect kidney function, reports the Mayo Clinic. However, when a nodule does not cause symptoms, treatment may not be necessary. Ki... More »

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Ureteral stents, also known as kidney stents or uretic stents, are usually made of metals or plastics of increasing and decreasing polymer density, according to PolySciTech. As of August 2015, however, research is underw... More »

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Common side effects related to ureteral stents include urinary symptoms such as burning or blood when urinating, a frequent urge to urinate, or bladder spasms, states KidneyStoners.org. Patients may also experience pain ... More »

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Ureteric stents are not left in the body permanently like coronary stents. According to the Bristol Urological Institute, most patients will only need ureteric stents for a few weeks to a few months. The stent is removed... More »

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