What is Ureteric Stent?

Category: Procedures

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The tube connecting the kidney to the bladder is the ureter, this can become blocked (stone, disease, or trauma). An obstruction will create pressure build-up within the kidney, and can cause kidney damage. A stent can be placed to relieve the pressure and drain the urine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Kidney stone 5 1
Hydronephrosis both kidneys 3 0
Blocked ureter tube 2 0
Angina pectoris 1 0
Cervical cancer 1 0
Urethral diverticulum 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ureteric Stent

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Excessive amounts of urine (polyuria) 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ureteric Stent.