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Expert Opinion, Pain Management, Stent Pain, Treatments · 3 mins

Interview with Dr. Kymora: All about Stents

Interview with Dr. Kymora: All about Stents
April 26th, 2022

Stents can be a literal pain but understanding them is the first step to managing the discomfort. Dr. Kymora Scotland from UCLA Health reveals some hidden truths about the nagging stent pain. Surprisingly, the material and length of the stent don’t seem to be the culprits!

“For decades, urologists have tried to figure out why stents cause so much pain. Some data suggests that it may be because stents cause reflux, so when the stent is inserted into the bladder, urine in the bladder can sometimes move back up to the kidney.”

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