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Done surgery to remove kidney stone. Placed JJ stent. Worried

I had stone in my right kidney and had a laser surgery through my penis. However, the doctor told me that out of he could take out 2.5mm fragrance out and the rest approx 5mm is still in your kidney and because my urine pipe is so small he could only have 1 chance to enter. However, he has put JJ Stent in my body and advices for drinking 3-4 liter water per day. I m worried if the stone gets out throughout urine or how. Please advice.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Welcome to HCM!

If your stone comes out through urine, instead of worrying you should celebrate, because that is what we want.
Double J (DJ) stent is put to relieve strain on kidney caused by obstruction, so that urine comes out via stent into bladder. This gives time to ureter, so that its inflammation/edema is reduced, giving better access to stone next time if needed.

This stent may cause pain when after urination bladder is empty causing mechanical irritation to bladder mucosa, need not worry, for that we give pain killers. Also, this stent may harbour bacteria, so you have to take antibiotics, if fever is there, then higher antibiotics are needed.

Yes, you should drink that amount of water so that at least 2-3 liters of urine is voided in 24 hrs & not more than that.
Take antispasmodics, analgesics, antibiotics with your Urologist's opinion.
Follow up with him for stent removal & further management.

Wish you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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Nephrologist Dr. Aditya Bhabhe's  Response
Thanks for the query.
You have not mentioned the location of the stone in the kidney.
However a 5 mm calculus is usually able to pass out in the urine. Drinking fluids will definitely help.
The JJ stent ensures that while the stone is passing down it does not obstruct the ureter.
Hope this helps
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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