Ureteroscopy (with or without stent) - URS
Ureteroscopy involves putting a small scope into your ureter (the passage from the bladder to the kidney) through the bladder. This is done to look at the ureter and/or treat certain problems of the ureter. Handling the ureter can sometimes cause swelling, so a very small, hollow stent (tube) may be left in place for several days. This depends on why you have the procedure done. The stent allows the urine to keep flowing. You will need to come back the doctor’s office to have the stent taken out.
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- Resume your normal eating habits.
- Drink at least 6-8 (8 oz) glasses of fluid daily. You may choose to drink most of this before dinner, so you are not up all night passing urine.
- Do not drink alcohol for 2 days.
- You may resume your normal routine, but rest if you have pain or blood in the urine.
- If an antibiotic is ordered, take all of it.
- Pain pills will be ordered for you. Be sure to follow the instructions for taking them.
- You may go home with a stent. It may feel like you have to pass urine more often or it may cause a burning feeling in the bladder. This will lessen with time. You may have blood in your urine.
You will have a follow-up visit with your doctor. If you have a stent, it is very important that you not miss or delay your follow-up visit.
When to Call the Doctor
Call the doctor if you notice any of the following signs
- Unable to pass urine
- Large blood clots in the urine
- Pain not relieved by pain pills
- Cloudy or foul smelling urine
- Red or bloody urine after 3 days
- Fever over 100.5° F by mouth.
Your urology doctor: ______________________________
A return clinic appointment will be made for your child before you leave. If you have any problems or questions, please call your doctor.
Urology Clinic, (608) 263-4757
Pediatric Urology Clinic, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(608) 263– 6420
After hours and weekends, call (608) 262–0486. This will give you the paging operator. Ask for the Urology Resident on call. Give the operator your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live out of the area, please call 1-800-323-8942. Ask for the Urology Clinic.
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Last Updated: 04/03/2013
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