Aa
A
A
A
Close
Urology Community
19.4k Members
Avatar universal

CYSTOSCOPY/ NOT INFORMED OF STENT INSERTION

IM A 27 YR OLD FEMALE WHO UNDERWENT A CYSTOSCOPY ON 10/17/06 BECAUSE OF A 5MM KIDNEY STONE THAT WAS BLOCKED. WHEN I ASKED MY DR. ABOUT THE PROCEDURE BEFOR HAND HE SAID THAT HE WAS JUST GOING TO GO IN LOOK AROUND, TAKE X-RAYS AND IF HE WAS ABLE TO REMOVE THE STONE THEN HE WOULD DO SO. WELL WHEN I WOKE UP I HAD A STRING HANGING FROM MY URETHRA AND I WAS LOST. HE NEVER EVEN SAID THAT HAVING A STENT MIGHT BE A POSSIBILITY AT ALL. I FEEL REALLY VIOLATED BECAUSE IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE STENT PART OF IT I WOULDV'E NEVER AGREED TO THE SURGERY. THE STENT IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AND HE NEVER EVEN GAVE ME ANY PAIN MEDICINE OR ANYTHING. AFTER THE SURGERY HE WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND AND NEVER EVEN SPOKE TO MY HUSBAND WHO WAS WAITING IN WAITING AREA FOR HIM WITH MY DAUGHTER.

1)I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WAS THIS STENT NECESSARY AFTER A STONE REMOVAL?

2)IF SO, SHOULDN'T HE HAVE INFORMED ME OF THIS BEFORE HAND ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING ONE IF NEED BE?

3)ARE THERE ANY RISK FACTORS OR COMPLICATIONS THAT I SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT?

4)I GO IN ON 10/23/06 TO GET IT REMOVED AND WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN ITS BEING PULLED OUT? BY IT BEING PULLED OUT CAN IT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE IN THE PROCESS OF COMING OUT?

5)DO I HAVE A CASE BECAUSE I WAS NOT INFORMED OF WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN DURING THE PROCEDURE?
5 Responses
Avatar universal
I forgot to mention, After passing the one stone that I was able to catch, I had an ultrasound which showed once again, 4 stones (which means one was produced in those few months). Now a couple times a month I get quite a lot of pain there, and I know it is kidney pain because it often radiates into my abdomen and groin. Doctors don't have any explanation, and I don't have an appointment (my first one) with a urologist until Nov. 20th. Anyone have any insight or experience with this?
Avatar universal
I had sort of the same thing happen but no stones I live in maryland
Avatar universal
I go to the Mayo Clinic for Hyperoxularia type II, and I have had many stones and surgeries. Yes the stent is necessary and no it was not necessary to tell you. You should have the knowledge to ask what is the aftereffects of the surgeries. I actually have a stent in right now to be frank. I am actually getting it removed soon, because yes the suck, and yes they are very painful. You should definately talk to some of the doctors at the Mayo Clinic if stones are being produced and possibly have an CT scan done to estimate actual stones and growths.... sorry no case there...
I actually had a surgery done where I was in the hospital in critical for 9 days which the surgery only told me of an over-nighter. The doctor never informed me of lung collapse and I had two chest tubes in. THE MOST painful thing I ever when through. Email me if you want to talk. ***@****
Avatar universal
actually the doctor should have informed you of all the effects and possibilities of the procedure, this is part of IMFORMED CONSENT! If he does not tell you what is going to happen then there is no informed consent and anything out of your knowledge was done without consent. This is basic medical ethics 101..

If a stent was a possibility, it should have been explained. As soon as your over with this procedure with your doctor, i would get another one, this one sounds like a looser..
Avatar universal
FYI, About stents:

http://www.bui.ac.uk/patientinformation/uretericstent/ureteric.htm#q3

Have an Answer?
Top Urology Answerers
11369760 tn?1449507972
Southwest , MI
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia provides insight to the most commonly asked question about the transfer of HIV between partners.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.