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Kidney stone / stent

On the saturday 9th January I had a stent put in. On leaving the hospital I was given no information of after care, just told that the bleeding should stop in a few days and as long as it is rose colour all was ok. Well believe me I have had a few scares, if i was informed properly then maybe I would not have been so scared. the bleeding continued for 3 days, the pain in my back from the stent was unreal, pacing the floor, lasting for over an hour at times.
Then on the friday night, i had so much pain that i almost called an ambulance. But it died of after 2hrs.
Saturday morning I started bleeding again and felt quiet week, not to sure if this was panick due to the bleeding.
I went to the out of hours doctor who prescribed me some antibiotics and said that he was not concerend of the bleeding it was the pain he was more concerend with. And if it was to continue the following day then I had to go back.
Well it never, the bleeding stopped, yes i had what i call stent pain after peeing but seemed to last for few seconds then was gone.
From then on things seemed to be ok "just stent pain" I even reduced on pain killers.
Then yesturday i felt groggy, but not in pain.
But today i have started bleeding again and feel in slight pain down below and my lower back.
I am still not sure if i have passed the stone. Its only 5mm, but after having the stent put in I was stold that it would not have been shifting by itself due to my tube being so tight?
I am due to see my consultant friday, I am so conerend that he is going to tell me I cannot go on holiday. I am due to fly on tuesday 31st.
Is it normal to contine feeling like this. Should I ask for another xray to check the stent is in place properly still?
Also does anyone know if I am able to still scuba dive?

Thank you for taking time on reading this and I  hope someone can advise me :)
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I suppose stents are a necessary evil, but I call them modern day torture devices. I had to have bilateral stents (a stent in both ureters and kidneys) for roughly 6 months. They were inserted on June 28, 2011 and the 1st one was taken out on Nov 2, 2011. The other one didn't come out until Dec 23, 2011. I have no clue why my doctor left them for so long - everyone I've talked to that has had them only had them for a week to two weeks. I hope this is the case for you too because the pain was horrific.
I know very well what you are talking about, and in the time I had them I was in the ER 3 times. The hospital staff always blamed my pain on the stents. What you describe is "normal" with stents.

As far as I know there is no "care" involved with them, but I wouldn't jump on any trampolines or wrestle with anybody while you have them in. It is normal to have blood in your urine with stents and this can either be continuous (which was my situation) or sporadic. There will be a lot of pain - you have a foreign object in your body. The burning & stinging when going to the bathroom is common too. As far as scuba diving, I'm not sure if the pressure from the water will make your pain worse or not, I'm not a scuba diver. Doesn't the pressure compact your organs? I would think this could cause problems, but again, I don't know for sure. Kicking your feet may as well. It would probably be best to call your doctor to see what he/she advises. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

Best wishes,
Thank you for your response, it has so re assured me. Was panicking again last night and ended up at my doctors first thing this morning.
Started bleeding again and mild pain continually :(

But it has now died down. Think I may have done to much of lifting boxes etc.

I feel such a fraud regarding work, Especially when I here of so many people carry on working. But being really honest I do not feel like working. When the pain kicks in it drains me for a while, it can sometimes last an hour.

I see my consultant on Friday. Which is another thing, I just hoping he does not change his mind and tell me i cannot go on holiday Tuesday.

When I was in hospital, one consultant said i couldn't fly and the other said i could. So I went with the second and got them to put it on my discharge papers so i am covered with insurance :)

So hopefully he shall tell me when the stent can be removed. :)

Lorraine :)

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