Kidney stent one week before kidney scope.....why?

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Kidney stent one week before kidney scope.....why?

Postby Simsarahlou » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:39 pm

Hello. First timer here.
I have kidney pain every few months and usually end up in a&e. In April i had retrograde studies and urethra dilation.
Now I've been booked for a ureta stent insertion and leave it in for one week prior to scoping the kidney.
I've been trying to research this and all stent info I have found suggests the use of a stent after scope or for an obstruction.
Just to clarify I've had 5 ct scans over three years with no blockages or stones to be found.
Is this quite typical practice? Logic would tell me the stent is used this way to perhaps dilate the ureta to stretch enough to fit the scope tool thingy more easily

Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated
Thank you
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Re: Kidney stent one week before kidney scope.....why?

Postby Simsarahlou » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:36 pm

Any ideas?
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Re: Kidney stent one week before kidney scope.....why?

Postby wagolynn » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:18 pm

Hi Simsarahlou,

I would have thought the best place to go to get an answer is your doctor. Whilst it doe's sound unusual, I would be surprised to find that your doctor did not have some logical reason for prescribing the stent.

Best wishes.
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