Ureteral Stentenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/DESIGN-1505_Ureteral_Stent_enHD_2.jpgA ureteral stent is a small plastic tube placed inside the ureter to help pee pass from a kidney into the bladder. ureteral stent, stent, stents, ureter, bladder, kidney, kidney stones, bladder spasms, urology, nephrology, nephrologist, urologist, blood in pee, bloody pee, hematuria, blood in urine, urine tests, belly pain, kidneys07/11/201803/18/201909/02/2019T. Ernesto Figueroa, MD03/11/20199717da8e-41b8-4c7c-a7bb-fd1fd595bde1https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ureteral-stent.html/<h3>What's a Ureteral Stent?</h3> <p>A ureteral stent is a small plastic tube placed inside the ureter to help urine (pee) pass from a kidney into the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">bladder</a>.</p> <p>A child may need a ureteral (yuh-REET-eh-rul) stent:</p> <ul> <li>after surgery to keep the urine pathway open</li> <li>if the ureter is narrow or blocked</li> <li>to make way for a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-stones.html/">kidney stone</a> to pass</li> </ul> <p><img class="center" title="View of the kidneys and bladder with a stent" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/ureteralStent_a_enIL.png" alt="Illustration: ureteral stent" /></p> <h3>How Long Does a Ureteral Stent Stay In?</h3> <p>Some stents stay in for just a few days to a week. Others may stay in for several months. If your child has a stent, the urologist will let you know how long it's needed.</p> <h3>How Is a Ureteral Stent Removed?</h3> <p>A ureteral stent that's going to be in place for only a few days to a week usually has a string attached to the end of it. This string comes out of the urethra (where pee comes out) and is taped to the child's leg. This type of stent is removed either at home or in the doctor's office.</p> <p>Stents that are in place for several weeks or months are removed by the urologist in the operating room.</p> <h3>How Can I Help My Child?</h3> <p>A ureteral stent sometimes can be uncomfortable and cause some <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hematuria.html/">blood in the pee</a>. Here's how to help your child feel more comfortable until the stent comes out.</p> <h4>Give medicines as directed:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>Medicine for bladder spasms:</strong> The stent can irritate the bladder, making it spasm . This can be uncomfortable and make your child need to pee often. The stent also can cause <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urination-pain-sheet.html/">pain with peeing</a>, which sometimes is felt over the bladder or the back. Give the recommended medicine for spasms to help your child feel more comfortable. This medicine also can help reduce blood in the pee.</li> <li><strong>Other medicines:</strong> If the doctor prescribed other medicines, give them exactly as directed.</li> </ul> <h4>Encourage your child to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Drinking and peeing a lot can help kids feel more comfortable and reduce blood in the pee.</li> <li>Send a water bottle to school or childcare to encourage your child to drink throughout the day.</li> </ul> <h4>Watch the amount of blood in the pee:</h4> <ul> <li>It's normal for your child's pee to have some blood in it while the stent is in. As long as it's light (it may look like pink lemonade or cranberry juice), it's nothing to worry about.</li> </ul> <h4>Watch for constipation, which can make pain from a stent worse:</h4> <ul> <li>Many kids have <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/">constipation</a> after surgery or while taking medicine for spasms or pain. If your child is constipated, talk to the urologist. Often, medicines and diet changes can help.</li> </ul> <p>Follow up with the urologist as instructed so that the stent is removed on time.</p> <h3>When Should I Call the Doctor?</h3> <p>Call the doctor <strong>right away</strong> if your child has a fever with shaking chills, back pain, or pain while peeing.</p> <p>Also call the doctor if your child:</p> <ul> <li>is constipated (has hard or painful bowel movements, or isn't pooping each day)</li> <li>has a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a></li> <li>has foul-smelling or cloudy pee</li> <li>has blood clots in the pee</li> <li>has pee that looks like tomato juice (bright red and thick)</li> <li>is <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a></li> <li>has pain that doesn't get better with the recommended medicine</li> <li>has severe pain</li> </ul>Endoprótesis ureteral Una endoprótesis ureteral (también conocida como stent ureteral) es un pequeño tubo de plástico que se coloca dentro del uréter para ayudar a que la orina (pis) salga del riñón y entre en la vejiga. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/ureteral-stent-esp.html/0612d094-cf4c-4224-bb31-bc8770f1ce96
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