YOUR URETERIC STENT

URETERIC STENT Picture: Mater Hospital Brisbane

  • 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
  • Paracetamol
  • Occasionally if symptoms are bad, tamsulosin can help

A STENT IS TEMPORARY AND NEEDS TO BE REMOVED

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