Ureteroscopy

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

A ureteroscopy is a procedure to examine in the inside of your urinary tract, which includes your urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. A ureteroscope is a small, thin tube with a light and camera on the end. Ureteroscopy can help your healthcare provider diagnose and treat problems in your urinary tract, such as kidney stones.

AFTER YOU LEAVE:

Medicine:

  • Antibiotics may be given to treat or prevent an infection.

  • Take your medicine as directed. Call your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Drink liquids as directed.

Liquids can help prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Drink water and limit the amount of caffeine you drink. Caffeine may be found in coffee, tea, soda, sports drinks, and foods. Ask your healthcare provider how much liquid to drink each day.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have a fever.

  • You cannot urinate.

  • You have blood in your urine.

  • You are vomiting.

  • You have pain in your abdomen or side.

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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