Has anyone out there got permanent kidney stents and if so would love to know how you are coping with them. This Is my third lot and I am finding them quite painful. I have a permanent pain in my groin and a back ache. The pain gets worse if I walk for any length of time do other people find them uncomfortable. hs anyone got any tips to eleviate the discomfort . Would love some advice. After yet another restless night am feeling very low.