Kidney Stent Caused Brown Colored Urine?

by Deborah
(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.

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Dec 04, 2014
by: Anonymous

yes you should have safe sex, be careful,

Jun 21, 2014
by: paula e

So this is my first stent ever. I've been talking with this guy for a while and I was going to go meet him and... you know. Anyways have you had any problems with sex with it?

Then if you had or when you did have sex was it painful, did you have to be like slow and careful or just being normal sex, rough sex, kinky sex?

Please help.

Jun 09, 2014
Rusty Bladder Blood
by: Charlene Crosthwaite

I too had rusty colored urine, but even before the stent was put in place! In fact I was told that the reason my urine was that rusty color was because it was old blood mixed with urine (dark red and yellow make an orange/brown color).

Mine occurred when the stones were causing the inside of the kidney to bleed. At that point I was also dealing with a renal oncocytoma on the same kidney, so the nurse thought the rusty colored blood was caused by a kidney biopsy I'd had not quite two weeks before. Come to find out, the large kidney stones were causing it.

I was told to drink LOTS of water. This caused my urine to become clear, but the next day my urine was a pinkish/reddish color. However, the pain in my left side remained and when I spoke to the nurse again, she told me that I really shouldn't be having any pain.

All this happened between Saturday and Wednesday. By Thursday morning, my urine was bright red with blood. I ended up in the ER where they told me I was passing two small stones. They sent me home with pain meds and told me to continue to drink LOTS of water.

After their medication wore off, I tried the perscription, but couldn't keep anything down by that time. So back to the ER I went. At this point they discovered two small stones passing, but they also discovered the complete blockage.

An ambulance ride to a bigger hospital (because our local hospital didn't have a urologist on call) IV meds kept me out for most of the night and then a stent was inserted first thing the next morning to move the stone to allow drainage.

I had two lithotripsies, another partial blockage, a third lithotripsy and I'm now stone free! Yeah!

Hopefully a low oxalate diet and the nutritional supplement will keep me this way! It was a very rocky (no pun intended) year last year!

It's caused by old blood mixed with urine! Your doctor was probably using an antibiotic, so you shouldn't have to worry about anything! Good Luck! Make sure you drink LOTS of water!

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