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Kidney stones. Stent inside. No found due to coiled up. Is it normal?

I ended up in the ER last with kidney stones in each kidney. They took the smaller one on my right (via surgery) and said they would blast the second one the following week. They also but in a stent in each side. I was supposed to get the right stent out but he could not find it saying it must have coiled up???. And since he needed to go in to get the second stone he would get it then. I reminded him that he was going to use sound waves and he denied saying this to me???? Now I am concerned and have lost faith in the Dr. Is this normal or should I find someone else. And would someone else finish me up?
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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History noted. Nothing to be afraid please. For the kidney stones this kind of surgeries is done now a days. The sound waves would have been used to break the big stones or impacted small stones. The stenting you have mentioned will be done post stone retrieval in order to prevent stricture formation (i-e) partial or complete closure of your ureter. At times there is a possibility for the stent to recede up and gets coiled as mentioned. Do not worry as things happened till now is by the basic principles. Kindly believe the urologist and you will get well soon. Get back to us once both the stents has been removed successfully.
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Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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