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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2020, Vol. 47 Issue (2): 199-201    DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.02.5064
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The impact of Double J stent on the quality of sexual life and job performance
A. Camtosun1, *(), S. Bicer1
1Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey
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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.
Key words:  Ureter      Stent      Quality of life      Sexual life     
Published:  15 April 2020     
*Corresponding Author(s):  A. Camtosun     E-mail:

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A. Camtosun, S. Bicer. The impact of Double J stent on the quality of sexual life and job performance. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2020, 47(2): 199-201.

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Table 1  — Patient characteristics.
Age (years) 44 (23-70)
Gender 38 Female, 52 male
Weight (kg) 78 (51-100)
Size (cm) 167 (150-185)
Education level 3 (0-4)
Stone sizes (mm) 10 (5-15)
Operation time (min) 15 (5-30)
Table 2  — Comparison of symptoms and quality of life scales in patients with stent and stent removal.
Total number of patients = 90 With D-J After removal of the D-J p value (p < 0.05)
Quality of life (QoL) 15.56 (11-20) 14.4 (8-17) 0.002
Urinary symptoms 34.69 (16.5-42.7) 17.13 (12-28.75) < 0.001
Body ache 28.18 (12-50) 11 (8-43) < 0.001
Jop performance 14 (5-69) 6.5 (5-23) < 0.001
Sexual quality of life 12.26 (6-24) 10.2 (6-17) < 0.001
Visual analogue scale (VAS) 8 (2-10) 0 (0-7) < 0.001
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