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With the stent in place, the stone will not pass. You will definitely need ureteroscopy to remove the stone. The stent was placed to dilate the ureter so they can pass the scope up the ureter next time. If you don't have insurance, the best option is to go to a major university medical center where you can apply for their charity care program to cover the surgery free of cost to you. This is the only way to treat this. Drinking fluid or any other medicine is not going to help us pass. Hope this helps.
They likely couldn't get to the stone because the ureter was too small. So they left a stent to dilate it up so that the instrument can be passed next time. The stone will not break down naturally. It must be broken with a laser. Lithotripsy is an option, but probably not in your case if you don't have insurance. It just depends on the hospital that you do to and what they will allow you to have down without insurance.
OK. Well this sounds to be more of a possible technical issue from the skill of your surgeon. If he could not remove the stone successfully, then you need to go to a more experienced surgeon who can do flexible ureteroscopy to remove the stone. Again, your best bet is to go to a major university medical center where they will definitely have a surgeon who can do this. Hope this helps.