- Feeling like you have to "go" all the time. The end of the stent sits near the opening of the bladder, and it stimulates the area that tells your brain you have to urinate. The result is that even when your bladder is empty, it may still feel full.
- Blood in your urine. Expect to see blood in your urine until the stent is removed. This can come and go -- some days the urine will be clear, and the next day it will be bloody.
Mark White, MD
Location and Office HoursUrological Institute of Northeastern New York
Albany, NY 12208
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What are some side effects of a ureteral stent?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredA ureteral stent typically causes two other symptoms:
What causes urethritis?
Urethritis, or inflammation of the urethra, has a few causes. The most common cause is a sexually transmitted infection. The infections that most commonly cause urethritis are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes virus. Other causes of inflammation include contraceptive jelly, cream, or foam; spermicide used in condoms; and chemical irritation from soaps or lotions. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program.)
What can cause urinary problems in men besides an enlarged prostate?
It was once thought that the urinary difficulties that men experience as they age were the result of an enlarging prostate constricting the urethra. If this were the case, symptoms would tend to get worse as the prostate got larger. But this is not the case. Rather, the smooth muscle in the prostate and the bladder also play key roles in causing urinary symptoms. When the smooth muscle gets chronically tense, it puts pressure on the urethra and bladder neck, increasing the resistance to urine flow. And, as resistance to urine flow increases, the bladder has to work harder to empty itself. To do this, the bladder contracts its muscular wall, called the detrusor muscle. This action causes the muscle to thicken and get stronger, further reducing the capacity of the bladder.
Sometimes the muscle contracts when the bladder is not full, giving the sensation of needing to urinate. Over time, as the bladder tries harder to empty itself, it becomes less efficient. The result: The need to urinate more frequently and the sensation of not having emptied the bladder of urine.
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