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Can heart stents move?

I had a widow maker heart attack 1 year ago. I have 2 stents. I am now having kidney pain, with no sign of infection or stones. I am wondering about the stents. Could they have moved?
If so what signs do you look for?
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976897 tn?1379171202
No. Your artery lining will grow new cells through the mesh of the stent. My stents are very hard to spot on an angiogram now.
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329165 tn?1443506417
Hi there, Foggy64

Just confirming what "ED34" said:  stents can not move around and your body will "invite" the foreign object at some stage.

The kidney pains (if you have had a UTI urine-check and it was normal) can most probably be IBS or constipation.

Try my theory by taking something like "Norvacol" or a laxative and if the pains persist after you have had a good bowel movement/s, then you can get sonar/scan of your Kidneys at some stage.

All the best and let us know how you are doing and if it is better :)
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So the stents are not to blame, but what medication are you on? Some of them will cause kidney problems. Been there, done that.
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bp meds, insulin, stomach meds. IT SUCS!
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976897 tn?1379171202
All meds carry side effects, so I would consult with your Doctor to change brands of one at a time to see if the symptoms go away.
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Thank You ! To Everyone that answered.
I found out what was making me hurt!

SHINGLES!
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976897 tn?1379171202
oh my, nasty :(
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