Post-op Instructions Following Ureteroscopy
Despite the fact that no skin incisions were used, the area around the ureter and bladder is raw and irritated. If you have a stent, it is foreign to the body and will further irritate the bladder wall. This will cause you to have increased frequency of urination, both day and night, and an increase in the need to urinate. In some people, the urge to urinate is present almost always. Sometimes the urge is strong enough that you may not be able to stop yourself from urinating. These problems will resolve after the stent is removed.
You may see some blood in your urine while the stent is in place and a few days afterward. Do not be alarmed, even if the urine was clear for a while.
Pay close attention to the color of your urine as you increase your activity. If the urine stays clear to light pink, you are doing the right amount of activity. Overexertion may cause urinary bleeding. If you start to pass clots or don’t improve, call us.
You may return to your normal diet immediately. Because of the raw urinary tract surfaces, alcohol, spicy foods, and drinks with caffeine may cause some irritation or frequency of urination and should be used in moderation. To keep your urine flowing freely and to avoid constipation, drink plenty of fluids during the day (8-10 glasses.) Water is the best.
You should resume your medications unless we tell you otherwise
Use your prescribed pain medication as directed, but do not take additional Tylenol with it.
Medications such as Pyridium may be given to help with burning and an intense desire to urinate. (Pyridium will stain urine and clothing orange.)
Problems you should report to the Urology Dept (contact info below):
Fever greater than 100.5 degrees F
Heavy bleeding or clots
Inability to urinate
Reactions to medication (hives, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
We would like to monitor your progress.
Call the office to make an appointment
The office will call you to make an appointment
Please call The Urology Clinic at 541-754-1287 if there are any questions.
After hours call 541-754-1150