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.
The Day of Surgery shower with the antibacterial soap as directed, before
you leave for the hospital.
ξ Resume your normal eating habits.
ξ 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.
ξ Do not drink alcohol for 2 days.
ξ You may resume your normal routine, but rest if you have pain or blood in the urine.
ξ If an antibiotic is ordered, take all of it.
ξ Pain pills will be ordered for you. Be sure to follow the instructions for taking them.
ξ 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
ξ Unable to pass urine
ξ Large blood clots in the urine
ξ Pain not relieved by pain pills
ξ Cloudy or foul smelling urine
ξ Red or bloody urine after 3 days
ξ Fever over 100.5 θ F by mouth.
Your urology doctor: ____________________________
UW Health Urology 608-263-4757
UW Health at The American Center Urology 608-440-6464
UW Health One South Park Urology 608-287-2900
UW Health Pediatric Urology 608-263-6420
After Hours, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays, the clinic number is answered by the paging
operator. Ask for the Urology Doctor on call. Leave your name and phone number with the area
code. The doctor will call you back.
Toll Free: 1-844-607-4800
Spanish version of this Health Facts for You is #7341
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