Ureteric stents have been used since many years in urologic practice. Many complications
encountered during its use. This study carried out in the Department of urology at Basrah
General Hospital from 2003 to 2007. During this period 213 patients required D-J stents
insertion were fallowed up. Complications encountered include loin pain in 21.6%, irritative
symptoms in 30.5%, febrile UTI in 10.8%, bacteriuria in 27.7%, upward migration in 3.3%,
slipping in 4.2%. We conclude that indwelling ureteric stents carried a significant risk of
complications and accurate timing of removal or changing is mandatory.