Ischemic, which comes from the Greek word ischemia, means restriction of blood supply. Nephropathy is damage to the kidneys. Thus, ischemic nephropathy is dysfunction of the kidneys due to compromised blood flow in the arteries.
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What is ischemic nephropathy?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
What is the urinary tract?
Jill Rabin, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
The urinary tract is the passageway through which bodily waste products are filtered and through which urine is produced, stored, and excreted. The upper urinary tract consists of the kidneys and the ureters that are attached to them. The bladder and the urethra are in the lower urinary tract.
We remain continent when the organs (kidneys, bladder, brain), tubes (ureters and the urethra), and muscles (sphincter muscles and the pelvic floor muscles), as well as the spinal cord, that comprise and control the urinary tract function properly. Continence is achieved when the entire urinary system works like a well-tuned motor: when there is normal lower urinary tract support and normal functioning of the sphincter muscles.
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What are some side effects of a ureteral stent?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredA ureteral stent typically causes two other symptoms:
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- 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.