Urethral stent in kidney post endometrial cancer causing extreme discomfort. Can it be taken out?
I have a urethal stent in my left kidney due to damage from endometrial cancer stage 4, had a tumor removed Jan. 2008, a year of chemo ..another ttumor removed Feb. 2009 had 1/2 colon and intestine removed at that time...have had stent since the first surgery..have been cancer free for almost 4 years...but having stent is so painful, and so miserable..I feel I would be better off to take the kidney out...my kidney Dr said he will take it out..what do you think...I hate to lose the kidney..but I m miserable all the time. Thank you
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If the kidney function is less than 10 percent as given in nuclear study, it can be taken out.
Otherwise is better to retain the kidney with stent change every year.
Answered: Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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