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Have kidney stones blocking urethra, had JJ stent fitted. Continue trip?

Hi 10 days ago I had a jj stent fitted as I have kidney stones blocking my left side ureta(sorry not sure if I spelt that correctly!) I am waiting now waiting for laser removal to be done by NHS in Uk, currently being advised that it will be at least 2-3 months before it can be done! They have a waiting list system in the NHS! I work abroad for 2-3 weeks a month it tends to be only European travel. Will I be Ok to continue my work? I tend to be away only 3-4 days a week! Also I plan a long haul business trip to Mexico about 7 weeks from now will that be ok to do too?
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Hi stone former! The good old NHS. Having worked in NHS for 10 years I moved out 6 months ago (for good or bad??). Most Urologists now a days treat ureteric stones (by ureteroscopic laser) in one sitting without putting a stent and delaying the specific treatment. There are instances where one sitting treatment might have been difficult and a stent is put in to decompress the kidney and the stone is treated after 2 weeks (not 2 months). Having a stent will not hinder you in carrying out your routine, be it jet setting across the world. Get the dam stone out (if it is still there) ASAP. Best wishes
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