The Effect of Double J Stents on the Sexual Life of Male Patients and Their Partners


  • Coşkun Kaya
  • Aykut Aykaç
  • Yeliz Kaya

Received Date: 09.02.2019 Accepted Date: 07.08.2019 Med J Bakirkoy 2019;15(4):383-387


In this study, it was aimed to show the changes in the sexual function of the male patients who underwent ureterorenoscopic (URS) and who had JJ stent (DJS) because of ureteral calculi and their spouses before and after the procedure.


The male patients and their spouses who were admitted to the Urology Outpatient Clinic of Eskişehir State Hospital between May and August 2018 due to unilateral ureteral stones were included in the study. In order to determine sexual life, all of the male patients filled the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) form while their spouses filled the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) form. The patients with DJS and their spouses completed the forms just before the removal of DJS while the patients without DJS and their spouses filled the same forms 4 weeks after the procedure. The patients who were applied DJS after the operation of URS were defined as the study group, the patients who were not applied DJS after the operation of URS were defined as the control group.


Thirty one (34.4%) of 90 males who participated in the study were included in the study group. Fifty nine males (65.6%) without DJS included in the control group. There was no statistically significant difference between preoperational and post-operational scores of the male patients and their spouses on the scales of IIEF and FSFI, respectively (p>0.05). There was statistically significant decreases in the postoperational total and subscale scores of the male patients on the IIEF scale and the female patients on the FSFI scale compared to their total and subscale pre-operational scores (p<0.001).


The male patients should be informed about their sexual life before endo-urologic procedures while their spouses should be informed about their sexual life after the procedure. DJSs should not be inserted except unavoidable circumstances; if they are inserted, they should be removed as soon as possible for minimizing their effects on the sexual lives of couples.

Keywords: Erectile dysfunction, female sexual health, stent, ureteroscopy

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