Posted by William Henry on May 26, 1999 at 17:37:57
A stent was placed in my urethra about 6 months ago. Tissue has covered it and is interferring with the valve and I continuously leak urine. The urethra blocked 2 weeks ago and a catheter was inserted for a week in hopes of keeping the urethra open. I am still leaking a lot and wonder if stent removal would be a solution. What would be involved with stent removal? My urologist just retired so I don't have one at present. How long have stents been used and is there any success information.
Thanks for any info.
Posted by HFHS M.D.-AK on May 30, 1999 at 20:16:08
I can only assume you had a stricture(narrowing) in the urethra and this is why your stent was placed. I don
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