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No pain! I was so nervous about removing the stent myself. I took pain meds, Ibuprofen and Flomax prior ot removal and there was NO PAIN! Maybe it's different for males, but I was so relieved that it was painless and super quick.
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Thank you all for the excellent advice. I removed my stent this morning. My experience was pretty pain-free. It actually reminded me of when you get soap in your urethra. Trust me it took me a good 45 minutes of sitting in a warm bath tub and encouragement from my wife to muster up the will to pull it out. I definitely had instant relief once it was out of me. I'm so glad I had everyone's advice from here. It truly helped.
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I, too, had severe spasms after removal. I called the doc, who said to sit in a warm bath. I didn't really believe that this could possibly make much difference, but I was willing to try anything. The result was magical. The warm bath made spasms and pain instantly evaporate. I still revel at how something as simple as a warm bath can have such amazing effects!
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Hey, I’ve had a kidney stone blasted with a laser. I have a stent and I’m suppose to keep it in for 7-8 days as to prevent the ureter from swelling and closing and then you’ll need another surgery for that. So as per my Drs advice 7-8 days the stent should be in 2 days is too soon.
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Thank you!! I’m about to pull mine tomrw morning!!! So nervous! I will follow your advice to the T ! Edna
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I went through a lot of these posts and built up the courage to take mine out (male)
I had surgery for a 1.4 cm ureter stone on friday evening. having the stent in has been so uncomfortable with all of the urgency urinations and associated pains.

I started the shower and had the hot water hitting my back as I kept rolling the string over the tape as I was trying to urinate at the same time. Not painful at all..just a "whoa sh*t this is happening". Once I saw the light blue colored stent coming there was no turning back.

As I write this, it has been an hour since removal. I feel great. Though I haven't urinated since and I am waiting for the spasms and discomfort that has been mentioned.
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OK So for my case.. stent in 4 days,, Did the hot shower gig and gentle pulling.. 2hr before did
TWO 10/350 hydrocodine/acemamina pain pill..Only change I would make is to drink LOTS More then wait till I had to pee so I could "push and lube with urine to assist flush it out..Mine was 12 in long.. Once it started moving removal went very well. no pain,, and no jerking of course..
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Good for you, so am I. Still doing a home removal.
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After finding this site and reading the messages I removed my ureter stent after reviewing some of the messages. I was nervous about removing the stent, since I was having discomfort just walking around. The strings bothered me when I had alot of movement. It seemed to be o.k. when I was sitting in certain positions. The doctor told me to remove my stent with the strings after 4 days. This was my second stent, the first one was removed during my second procedure by the doctor. The first stent was in for 4 weeks after laser surgery. I had a stone that was a little bigger than one half inch and suprising I wasn't in any pain. It was caught during a routine urine test (microscopic blood seen) in the doctors office. O.k., enough about the stone. I took 200 mg of Ibuprofen about hour before and drank about 4 cups of water. I had to urinate, so I turned the shower on hot, held pee until shower was warm and stood in. I started to urinate and slowly pulled on both strings. It was a strange sensation, however no pain. It seemed like it took less than a minute or 2 to remove. An half an hour later, there was a little pressure or slight ache in my kidney area and or back, however, no pain.

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Sorry to hear about that. I researched my Urologist before I decided to go with him. I read reviews and ext. He was previously head of Urology at a hospital and had very good reviews on all the websites I visited. I'm surprised the stent broke off, those things are pretty sturdy, however, there is that one out off a thousand that is faulty.
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