Large amount of blood in urine after lithotripsy/kidney stone removal

Posted by v14 @v14, Oct 1, 2019

I was recently discharged from the hospital. I had a 6mm kidney stone they had to go in and break up and afterwards they put a stent in. I know that passing a bit of blood is normal for this, but I am concerned cause there is a lot. My urine is a bright red and seems to be mostly blood. Should I go back to the hospital? I don’t want to waste a trip to the hospital if not because I don’t have insurance and I’m already going to be receiving a large bill.

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@v14, you're right. It is normal to have blood in your urine (red or blood-tinged urine) for a few days after Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) treatment. But how much is too much? Only your doctor can answer that. Do you have a number at the hospital that you can call to describe the amount of blood you see?

Have you been drinking enough water and fluids?


I just had a 27mm stone removed by Laser lithotripsy and the blood flowed the first day or two but significantly lessened after that. How long since your surgery?

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