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at the far end (distal) of the ureter (the tube through which one pees)

the ureter is the tube between the kidney and the bladder.....the urethra is the tube that removes urine from the body ( the tube you pee thru)
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What is the purpose of ureteral stents?

Following balloon dilation or incision of ureteral strictures, placement of stents maintains the functionality of the ureters. Stents may also be used in the presence of kidne

Why are ureteral stents used?

A ureter may become obstructed as a result of a number of conditions including kidney stones, tumors, blood clots, postsurgical swelling, or infection. A ureteral stent is pla

How is a ureteral stent removed?

Stents are removed same way they are placed, via a cystoscope. Patient is scoped and a grasper grabs the stent part that remains in the bladder.

What is ureteric obstruction?

Obstruction or blockage in the ureter(s); the tubes that transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

How long are you in hospital after having a ureteral stent?

  I don't have one "in" yet, but it's scheduled for three days from now and the schedule has it as a day surgery (inserted from the bladder ) with me leaving maybe 6~7 hou

What are the side effects of a ureteral stent?

side effects of a ureteral stent are pressure in the abdomen and escruciating pain when urinating. removal is not painful at all. I've just had a cystoscopy with laser destruc

How is a ureteral stent inserted into the body?

Insertion is most often done through the skin (percutaneously); however, in the presence of kidney or ureteral stones, stenting is ideally done during cystoscopy.

What are ureteral stents?

thin catheters threaded into segments of the ureter that carry urine, produced by the kidney, either down into the bladder internally, or to an external collection system.