Topic: Pain after Stent Placement
I have been having a nagging pain in my side near the bottom of the rib cage accompanied by mid-back pain. I had a stent placed 6 days ago. Last night the pain was so bad and persistent I ended up going to the emergency room becuase the on call GI thought that the stent might not be draining properly.
I had bloodwork done to see if the levels indicating various liver functions are going down or not. Bilirubin has only gone down .1 since early Thursday morning---from 9 to 8.9. (It's Sunday morning as I write this). They sent the results to Madison hospital and I am waiting for a call sometime today with comparison results.
It has gotten so that I cannot find a comfortable position to sit or lay in. Walking aggravates it, it is impossible to sleep on my side and I can't sleep at night becuase I can't get comfortable no matter how I arrange my pile of pillows.
Has anyone else had experience with pain in that area after a stent placement or a plugged-up or failed stent?