Caring for Your Child after Ureteroscopy (with or without stent) - URS
Ureteroscopy involves putting a small scope into the 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 cause swelling, so a very small, hollow stent (tube) may be left in place for a few days. The stent allows the urine to keep flowing. Your child will need to go back the the operating room to have the stent taken out. Most often, your child will go home the same day the procedure is done.
- Your child may resume her normal eating habits.
- Your child should drink at least 6-8 (8 oz) glasses of fluid daily. You may want your child to drink most of this before dinner, so your child is not up all night passing urine.
Your child may resume her normal routine, but rest if she has pain or blood in the urine.
- If an antibiotic is ordered, take all of it.
- Pain pills may be ordered for your child. Be sure to follow the instructions for taking them.
- Tylenol® may be used as directed on the bottle.
You child may go home with a stent. Your child may feel like she has to pass urine more often or it may cause a burning feeling in the bladder. This will lessen with time. There may be blood in the urine.
Your child will have a follow-up visit with the doctor or nurse practioner. If your child has a stent, it is very important that your child not miss or delay your follow-up visit.
When to Call the Doctor
- 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° F by mouth.
Your urology doctor ____________________________
Pediatric Urology Clinic: (608) 263-6420. This is a 24 hour number which connects you to the message center. Ask for the urology doctor on call. Give your full 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
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Last Updated: 09/16/2011
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