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Urge To Urinate, Distended Abdomen. Had Surgery To Remove Kidney Stones. Taking Stool Softeners. Normal?

I just had surgery to remove stones from both of my kidneys and also had stents placed in both of them. I am urinating but I feel like I am not going as much as I should. My abdomen is also extremely distended. I have been taking stool softeners 3x daily. Is this normal and is there anything I can do to relieve the swelling?
Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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you may be having urinary tract infection which is common with ureteric stents in place.
get a urine culture and sensitivity done and take a course of appropriate antibiotic as suggested by culture report.
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Urge To Urinate, Distended Abdomen. Had Surgery To Remove Kidney Stones. Taking Stool Softeners. Normal?

you may be having urinary tract infection which is common with ureteric stents in place. get a urine culture and sensitivity done and take a course of appropriate antibiotic as suggested by culture report.