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post op surgical diagnosis for partial nephrectomy

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nirupama Vemuri
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal panel, cbc,ua: Cbc, renal panel, ua.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Bun, creat, cbc: Monitor renal function ( bun, creatinine, potassium or bmp 7) and CBC to make sure he is not bleeding post op assuming that there are no other abnorma ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Best to: Ask your surgeon who was there. Nine weeks with an external jp drain seems like a relatively long time, and I do not know if your nephrostomy is an ex ... Read More
Dr. Richard Link
24 years experience Urology
Await healing leak: Having a nephrostomy tube and jp drain for 9 weeks after a partial nephrectomy would be very unusual. I assume that this was because of a urine leak a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
30 years experience Urology
PRE-OP NEPHRECTOMY: Many doctors have many different preps. If the tumor very large a bowel prep is sometimes needed.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Fasting 8 hours: Nothing to eat for 8 hours preop. Clear liquids may be taken up to 4 hours before the nephrectomy.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
40 years experience Urology
Alot: Minimum $15-20k. Look into a patient assistance fund at your hospital.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Seek an evaluation: With the symptom you describe, it sounds like there is something causing irritation of the urinary tract. Whether it's an infection or not, you'll wa ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
40 years experience Urology
Alot: Minimum $15-20k. Look into a patient assistance fund at your hospital.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
21 years experience Urology
Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the pictur ... Read More
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Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, M.D.
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
RCC: The American Cancer Society reports the following five-year survival rates: •stage 1: 81 percent •stage 2: 74 percent •stage 3: 53 percent •stage 4 ... Read More
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Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Post op care: With an ovarian cystectomy, and a "partial hysterectomy" (removal of the uterus with preservation of the cervix) , she will need rest and normal diet, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
42 years experience Rheumatology
Knee pain: If you are still having pain after having the surgery, I would recommend that you continue physical therapy and add some non-weight bearing muscles to ... Read More
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