Vomiting & pain in chest after a second stent placement

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Vomiting & pain in chest after a second stent placement

by Jessieb on Thu Feb 02, 2017 02:54 PM

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HI

Can anyone tell me why a pasient vomits and still have pain in the chest after a second stent placement (which is in place) after 7 days? And what can be done to stop the vomiting in order for the pasient to take in liquid food?

RE: Vomiting & pain in chest after a second stent placement

by angeleem on Thu Feb 09, 2017 04:13 AM

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Have you ensured the stent is still in its proper place? Migration of the stent could cause both vomiting and pain. And intense vomiting could cause migration.

Even if the stent is still in its intended place, the person can feel great pressure in the area which could equate to pain.

For the vomiting, have you tried anti-nauseau meds such as Zofran (Ondansetron)?

My Dad had to have 3 stents put in, the first two migrated, the 3rd worked and has been in place for a few months now.  He still has 'pressure' in his esophagus/chest area.

The first stent migrated the first day, after an intense vomit, after which he felt such relief of the pressure.  He vomited blood which is what took him back for an xray and confirmation the stent moved into his stomach. 

The second stent was longer and was 'clipped' into his esophagus.  It migrated after a few days with no indication other than pain in his stomach-again xray confirmed it had slipped down.

The third stent was much larger in diameter and was clipped in again.  It has stuck.

Best of luck

RE: Vomiting & pain in chest after a second stent placement

by Chris3455 on Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:35 PM

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On Feb 09, 2017 4:13 AM angeleem wrote:

Have you ensured the stent is still in its proper place? Migration of the stent could cause both vomiting and pain. And intense vomiting could cause migration.

Even if the stent is still in its intended place, the person can feel great pressure in the area which could equate to pain.

For the vomiting, have you tried anti-nauseau meds such as Zofran (Ondansetron)?

My Dad had to have 3 stents put in, the first two migrated, the 3rd worked and has been in place for a few months now.  He still has 'pressure' in his esophagus/chest area.

The first stent migrated the first day, after an intense vomit, after which he felt such relief of the pressure.  He vomited blood which is what took him back for an xray and confirmation the stent moved into his stomach. 

The second stent was longer and was 'clipped' into his esophagus.  It migrated after a few days with no indication other than pain in his stomach-again xray confirmed it had slipped down.

The third stent was much larger in diameter and was clipped in again.  It has stuck.

Best of luck

Hi, I know this is several years later... I hope your Dad is doing well. I was hoping you could answer my question and tell me how they were able to remove the stents from your Dad’s Esophageal ? Thank you, Marcia

RE: Vomiting & pain in chest after a second stent placement

by Chris3455 on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:57 PM

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On Oct 03, 2019 10:35 PM Chris3455 wrote:

On Feb 09, 2017 4:13 AM angeleem wrote:

Have you ensured the stent is still in its proper place? Migration of the stent could cause both vomiting and pain. And intense vomiting could cause migration.

Even if the stent is still in its intended place, the person can feel great pressure in the area which could equate to pain.

For the vomiting, have you tried anti-nauseau meds such as Zofran (Ondansetron)?

My Dad had to have 3 stents put in, the first two migrated, the 3rd worked and has been in place for a few months now.  He still has 'pressure' in his esophagus/chest area.

The first stent migrated the first day, after an intense vomit, after which he felt such relief of the pressure.  He vomited blood which is what took him back for an xray and confirmation the stent moved into his stomach. 

The second stent was longer and was 'clipped' into his esophagus.  It migrated after a few days with no indication other than pain in his stomach-again xray confirmed it had slipped down.

The third stent was much larger in diameter and was clipped in again.  It has stuck.

Best of luck

Hi, I know this is several years later... I hope your Dad is doing well. I was hoping you could answer my question and tell me how they were able to remove the stents from your Dad’s Esophageal ? Thank you, Marcia
To everyone who has posted reply’s, I am eternally grateful that you took the time out to give us advice. Sadly my love, Chris passed away December 7th, 2019. He fought so hard, but this insidious disease took him away from me and our family and friends. My heart is broken. There is one person who is helping more than anything and that is my granddaughter who has moved in with me. She is only 13, but has a strength about her which is helping me get through these tough days. I also pray for everyone who has this disease, all the caretakers and their families. I also pray for a cancer cure as Chris’s Mother passed away from bone cancer while we were in the hospital in August. We couldn’t even be by her side or go to the funeral because it was in another state and Chris was too ill. God bless you all. Marcia
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