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Urethra Stent

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
Dear William,
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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