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Doctors use ureteral stents to treat kidney stones, according to WebMD. Ureteral stents are thin, hollow tubes that help drain urine and kidney stones by keeping the ureter open for a short period. More »

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Ureteric stents are soft, hollow tubes surgically placed to allow urine and kidney stones to easily pass from the kidneys, through the ureter, to the bladder, according to KidneyStoners.org.To keep the ureter's opening w... More »

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Some benefits of a kidney stone removal stent are that it promotes healing of the ureter, allows urine to flow instead of being obstructed and provides relief from an obstruction, notes The Ohio State's Wexner Medical Ce... More »

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Ureteric stents are soft, hollow tubes surgically placed to allow urine and kidney stones to easily pass from the kidneys, through the ureter, to the bladder, according to KidneyStoners.org.To keep the ureter's opening w... More »

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Physical symptoms of kidney stones include lower body pain, nausea and a frequent sensation of having to urinate, according to WebMD. People with kidney stones can also feel pain while urinating and experience fever and ... More »

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Although there are no signs present before kidney stones begin to travel through the urinary tract, the earliest signs include sharp pain under the ribs or on one side of the back, says WebMD. Other early signs include a... More »

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