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How long does a urethral stent take to show effect?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: How long after a urethral stent has been inserted should bleeding stop. I have had a stent inserted last Tuesday 2nd Februrary and even though I am drinking about 2 litres of water and other fluids I am still passing blood in my urine?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
How much blood is there in your urine?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this blood in your urine. Am sincerely sorry that your physician rather ridiculed you about your wight rather than providing the psychosocial support you very much need. Normally, bleeding should stop within a week. If this fails and the amount of bleeding is minimal, we may want to observe further. However, if this last for months, then we certainly need to re-evaluate and understand what is really going on. It may need a follow up procedure to stop the bleeding vessel as longterm bleeding even in small volumes can lead to anemia.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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Brief Answer: How much blood is there in your urine? Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this blood in your urine. Am sincerely sorry that your physician rather ridiculed you about your wight rather than providing the psychosocial support you very much need. Normally, bleeding should stop within a week. If this fails and the amount of bleeding is minimal, we may want to observe further. However, if this last for months, then we certainly need to re-evaluate and understand what is really going on. It may need a follow up procedure to stop the bleeding vessel as longterm bleeding even in small volumes can lead to anemia. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.