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 »

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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A patient that has had a kidney stent inserted will be able to eat normally and to have sex normally (if there is a thread attached to the stent then there cannot be any sex), but the patient will need to avoid heavy lif... 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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