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 »

A doctor removes a kidney stent either by pulling it out with the attached string, if applicable, or by inserting a camera and removing the stent with a small grasping instrument, according to Dr. Mike Nguyen. With eithe... More »

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Kidney surgery to place a ureteral stent involves putting the patient under general anesthesia, putting a ureteroscope into the bladder through the urethra, using a flexible guide wire to place the stent into place, guar... 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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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 »

The side effects of the kidney dialysis process include insomnia, low blood pressure, muscle cramps, itching and overproduction of parathyroid hormone, says Mayo Clinic. Other side effects include depression, anemia and ... 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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