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    Balwas…..pain after stent insertion is not too uncommon; all the more reason to stay in close contact with the physician. Based on the postings on this site, I found one of the most cited issues is pancreatitis due to the caliber of the stent. Communication with the physician is of utmost importance.



    Dear Balwas, stents can slip and sometimes need to be checked if there is pain. If they are not metal stents then they also need to be exchanged every 6 weeks to 3 months. I would certainly call the ONC and let him know because normally stents do not cause a problem unless put in wrong or like I said slipping. You are a good advocate and we try so hard to keep pain at a minimum, preferably no pain at all, Wishing you the best on this but do call the ONC. My husband had external tubes from the bile duct for a few years and we never had a problem. Just lucky, I know.


    My wife, stage 4, palliative, had two catheters inserted to drain bili and only got one stent. As soon as they closed the catheter on the stent side, she had pain. When they reopened the catheter, the pain subsided. Has anyone had this experience? Thanks for your help.

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