Dr Jo Schoeman
Urological Surgeon

        

A Ureteric stent is a soft silicone tube with a 2mm diameter that is placed temporarily between your kidney and bladder and enables drainage from your kidney. Without it you ureter will swell closed causing an potentially dangerous obstructed infected system. The stent however lies on the most sensitive part of your bladder causing a constant urge to urinate. The stent also temporarily opens the lower valve in the ureter allowing reflux of urine from your bladder to your kidney, this can be painful and can encourage infection. The secret is to be very inactive, especially with movements around the fulcrum of your waist (no bending over, excessive walking , running and excessive sitting) The best position to be in is a standing or lying down position with slow planned movements.