I recently had a tumor removed from the ureter and had a stent. I was really fretting about it coming out, but it was a piece of cake. I didn`t even realize it was out until doc told me I was done. Tell your husband not to worry!
Hudsongrl, yes I would have some pain in the lower back on the side where the stent was. Sometimes it would seem that once I finished going to the bathroom, the pain would be better. The pain though was nothing that was intolerable just you knew it was there at times.
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Thank you Joey, encouraging about the stent removal. Did you have any pain with the stents in? My husband complained the first couple days of low back pain on the side the stent was in. But, the last few days he has felt much better.