YOUR URETERIC STENT
- It is a tube that extends from the renal pelvis in your kidney all the way to your bladder
- It is held in place by coils at each end
- It helps your kidney to drain if it is blocked by a stone, or by swelling after a procedure.
HOW DOES A STENT FEEL?
- A stent will cause you to need to go to the toilet to pass urine more often than usual.
- A stent will cause you to feel a “catch” in your bladder and kidney at the end of passing urine.
- A stent will cause you to have small amounts of blood in the urine, this may become more obvious after a jog or lifting heavy objects.
WHAT CAN HELP WITH THE SYMPTOMS
- Drinking more water
- Occasionally if symptoms are bad, tamsulosin can help
A STENT IS TEMPORARY AND NEEDS TO BE REMOVED