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What to Expect

 
Day of the Procedure: 

-Blood in your urine
-Pain in your side(s)
-Moderate discomfort when urinating from passing stone particles
-Possible blood blister and/or bruising at the treatment site
-Possible pain or bruising at the IV site
-Possible nausea/vomiting 
-Frequency and urgency may continue if a jj stent placement was performed and will probably continue until stent removal
-The more active you are when you have had a stent placement, the more blood you may see in your urine; drinking fluids will help, especially water

24 Hours after:

-Mild nausea/vomiting
-Minor fever of less than 101 degrees
-Blood tinged urine
-Moderate pain in your side
-Moderate discomfort when urinating from passing stone particles 

 
48 Hours after:

-Mild nausea/vomiting
-Minor fever of less than 101 degrees
-Pink tinged to clear urine
-Mild to moderate discomfort when urinating from passing stone particles
-Notify your urologist if swelling, heat, or red streaks are noted at IV site 

 
72 Hours after:

-Mild discomfort when urinating from passing stone particles
-Pink tinged to clear urine