Kidney Stent Caused Brown Colored Urine?
(Victoria BC Canada)
On March 13th, 2014 I had a kidney stone and kidney and bladder infection. I was operated on that day and a stent put in. I was due for the second operation to remove more stones on this 22nd of May. This surgery was postponed until the 4th of June.
On the day of the postponement I explained to the receptionist that my urine was extremely dark-brown and would like her to tell my surgeon. She said she would but unless I heard from him the procedure would be on June 4th.
The dark urine got a lot worse, right up to the time of surgery. I had had three doses of antibiotics between the first and second time.
When he did that surgery and removed the old stent and replaced it with a new one the brown urine was gone.
I have a question. Was this stent rusted (as my kidney doctor indicated)? When I asked the urologist he said it was rusty bladder blood.??????
Can you tell me if I was in any danger from the rusted stent? Should I get a tetanus shot? I looked at the stent that my doctor used 3 years ago when I had this same procedure. It was a metal coated stent. Not a plastic one. I just want to know if I need to take any steps to protect my future health from this stent.