Caring for Your Child after
Ureteroscopy (with or without stent) - URS
Ureteroscopy is a procedure where a small scope (camera) is put into
the ureter (a small tube connecting the kidney to the bladder that drains
urine) through the bladder. This is done to look at the ureter and/or
treat certain problems of the ureter. Manipulating the ureter may cause
swelling. A very small stent (hollow tube) may be left in place for a
short time to allow urine to continue to flow from the kidney to the
bladder. Your child will need to go back to 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 their normal eating habits.
▪ Your child should drink at least 6-8 (8 oz) glasses of fluid
daily. It is likely best to have your child drink most of this
fluid amount before dinner time to avoid being up at night urinating.
Your child may resume their normal routine. However they should rest if they have any pain or
blood in the urine.
▪ If an antibiotic is prescribed, it is important to take all as prescribed.
▪ Pain medicines may also be given and it is important to follow the instructions for taking
▪ Tylenol® may be used as directed on the bottle.
You child may go home with a stent. Your child may feel like they have to pass urine more
often or it may cause a burning feeling in the bladder. This will decrease over time as the body
adjusts to the stent. There may be blood in the urine.
Your child will have a follow-up visit with your doctor or nurse practitioner. If your child has a
stent, it is very important to not miss or delay the 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 medication
ξ Cloudy or foul smelling urine
ξ Red or bloody urine after 3 days
ξ Fever over 101 θ F by mouth.
Pediatric Urology Clinic: (608) 263-6420. This is a 24 hour number which connects you to the
paging operator. Ask for the peds urology resident 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
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright 3/2015. University of Wisconsin Hospitals
and Clinics Authority. All rights reserved. Produced by the Department of Nursing HF#6807