IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.02.5064
Open Access Original Research
The impact of Double J stent on the quality of sexual life and job performance
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1 Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(2), 199–201; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog.2020.02.5064
Published: 15 April 2020
Abstract

Introduction: Double-J ureteral stents (DJ) are commonly used in urological surgeries. This material averagely remains in the body for four to ten weeks. Objective: In this prospective study, the effect of these catheters on the sexual life, the quality of life (QoL), business performance, pain, and urinary symptoms were investigated. Material and Methods: The data of the patients operated between September 2012 and September 2014 were evaluated. The Ureteric Stent Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ), the questionnaires of the QoL, job performance, pain, urinary symptoms, and the sexual quality of life were separately obtained two weeks after implantation and two weeks after removal of DJ. Results: The median age of 90 patients (38 females, 52 males) was 40 (range 23-60) years of age. There was a significant difference between the results obtained with and without DJ stent for all the assessed parameters (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Double-J ureteral catheter adversely affects the life of the patients. Different treatment modalities are required to reduce the adverse effects of this procedure.

Keywords
Ureter
Stent
Quality of life
Sexual life
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