Our expert says:
1. They can usually leave a stent in for quite a while, should not be a problem.
2. It won’t cause any damage – it just keeps the area open.
3. YES if he “nicks” the bowel it is major surgery as the bowel content can leak into the abdominal cavity and can cause severe infection. Tell him no “nicking” allowed ;-)
4. Just hang in there, sometimes these things take a while to get better.
Your GE doesn’t sound like a very sympathetic person to me?? Why didn’t he give you anaesthetic?
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