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 keep the ureter's opening w... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

An enlarged or swollen kidney is usually the result of a backflow of urine from the bladder to the kidney, kidney stones or a blockage of the ureter due to a tumor, scarring or congenital abnormalities, according to Medl... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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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 Patients may also experience pain ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of kidney stones include frequent urination; side and back pain that moves to the lower abdomen and groin and that may come in waves; urine that may be cloudy and smells bad and/or is b... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The Mayo Clinic explains the ways to get rid of kidney stones include drinking large quantities of water, use of medication to relax the ureter muscles to facilitate passage of the stone, undergoing a procedure called ex... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to WebMD, when kidney stones produce symptoms they include recurring severe pains in the back, stomach, side or groin, pain while urinating, general discomfort while seated, nausea, fever, frequent urination, a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues