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Urinary Disorders

Passing of Blood in Urine After Ureterscopy

08/26/2009

Question:

I have had a ureterscopy in day care at a local hospital on 27th July becasue a stone ws dicovered in the ureter. I was passing blood for the first four days and then it stopped. I started passing blood again after about three days and have been passing blood each time I go to wee. The doctor prescribed antibiotics on Tuesday and today is Friday evening and I am siill passing blood. How long do you think that I should expect to keep passing blood in the urine? Incidentally, a stent was put in the ureter and it has to be taken out on 10th September. Thanks and regards.

Answer:

It is not uncommon to have some blood in the urine while you have a stent in the ureter. Checking a urinalysis with your doctor can also be helpful to rule out an infection. The bleeding may be from the stent and should resolve once the stent is removed.

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Response by:

Donald R Bodner, MD Donald R Bodner, MD
Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University