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Can I have sex with a stent in my bladder?

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I had a kidney stone removed on Friday and now have a double J stent placed inside me until Wednesday, 8/10. I am unsure if I am able to have sex and/or masturbate while the stent is inside me. Am I putting myself or the stent in any danger by engaging in these activities?
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Tulasi Raman.P 49 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for the query.

Your question is simple and the answer is also simple- YES.

The stent is put to prevent the complication of torsion (twisting) of the ureter due to the dilatation caused by the obstructed stone and its removal procedure and then to drain any of the stone particles which was crushed or broken into finer particles.

Straining your body can cause severe pain at times which might require immediate medical attention. Masturbation or sex is a body straining act in excitement which might twist or even dislodge the stent from ureter to the bladder.

I would better advise to avoid any adventures which can lead to straining of your trunk for your own safety.

Few advocate masturbation is somewhat safer but there is no proof and it is always subjected to risk.

I hope your query is answered to your understanding. If you have any further queries or doubts feel free to ask. I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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