Urinary System

What are the tubes called that carry urine away from the kidneys to the urinary bladder?


Glenn Monson
As I believe has already been stated the Ureters, which are also the source of blockages from kidney stones. Not where they come from that is but where stones large enough usually 5 mm can cause blockages. 2 and 3 even 4 mm stones csn take up to 45 days to pass but usually do. The danger is if stones are present in both Ureters and are causing blockages then the urine can back up and seep into your abdomen and cause infection throughout, this is called sepsis and is life threatening which can kill you in a matter of hours. They usually implant a stint bypassing the Ureter to avoid such an incident, the good news is your body was designed with redundancies. You only need 1/3 of 1 kidney to sustain bodily function.
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The ureters are what carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. There is one ureter from each kidney, so two ureters in the body.

These are the mucous membrane-lined, muscular ducts that propel urine from the renal pelvis of each kidney to the bladder. They originate in the pelvis of the kidney, exit the hilum, and terminate in the base of the bladder in an area called the trigone.