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What happens in right kidney removal I have a tumor on my kidney?

What happens in right kidney removal I have a tumor on my kidney?

Your surgeon can exp: Your treating surgeon will explain the procedure.
There are more than one ways to operate and remove a kidney. It can be an open surgery or more modern surgery done through laparascopic methods which is minimaly invasive surgery. Kidney can be removed completely or only partially if the tumor is small.
So all of these issues can be and should be explained by your doctor if you ask. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

See below: After removal of one kidney, the other kidney manages to continue working at roughly half the total rate, and over time if it was healthy to begin with may take over extra 15-20% function. ...Read more

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Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Yes or not...: Nuclear diuretic renal scan is used to roughly assess the percentage of total function contributed from each kidney so to decide if worthwhile to remove a severely damaged kidney or to decide and plan to remove a kidney with cancer which could not be managed with trans-ureteroscopic approach. If such a kidney is removed, possible dialysis may be required. So, ask surgeon for detailing...

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What kind of pain medication do you recieve after a kidney removal?

What kind of pain medication do you recieve after a kidney removal?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, NSAIDs is known to affect renal function, but dose-related; so, it is okay to use them but surely within or less than recommended dose. Besides, multiple factors may contribute to renal damage like hypertension, diabetes, certain antibiotics, etc. Hence, just let your doctor know you have only one kidney. Then you can work well with doc to heighten kidney protection. Best... ...Read more

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After how many days can a kidney removal patient have sex?

After how many days can a kidney removal patient have sex?

Urologist: That question should be answered only by the surgeon who performed the surgery especially if there was any issues during or after surgery. ...Read more

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What is normal for bun and creatinine post kidney removal? My grandfather's bun: 28 and creatinine: 2.05. He is 3 weeks post surgery.

What is normal for bun and creatinine post kidney removal? My grandfather's bun: 28 and creatinine: 2.05. He is 3 weeks post surgery.

No exact answer. But: This value ofcreatinine of 2 after removal of one kidney is not normal. It should be closer to 1.0 or so. However, if grandfather is in his seventies and about 160-170 pounds, his kidney function is near 50% or so. In his age group, his kidney function should be near 70% or so. He has probably an aging of his kidneys beyond his actual age. Need to ask his doc about reason. Hi blood pressure? ...Read more

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Is it alright to drink small amounts (i.E. 2-3 glasses of wine) after kidney removal surgery?

Is it alright to drink small amounts (i.E. 2-3 glasses of wine) after kidney removal surgery?

Yes: But I would be cautious about drinking that much on a daily basis for other reasons, especially if you are a woman. Your liver takes a hit every time you drink, and also alcohol is a high calorie source with no nutritional value. I would drink no more than one glass of wine daily if you are a woman, two if you are a man, to get the cardiovascular benefit of red wine but avoid the risks. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Need more info: Not enough info for a clear answer. Was a catheter used post op? Do you have symptoms of infection. Was there cancer of the kidney? Ureter? Bladder? Was it a partial
kidney removal? You need to follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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Husband has mid ureteric stone and moderate hydronephrosis. Is it bad? Does that mean kidney removal? Left kidney functioning normal.

Husband has mid ureteric stone and moderate hydronephrosis. Is it bad? Does that mean kidney removal? Left kidney functioning normal.

No need to remove: Kidney. The stone will either pass or it will not. This largely depends on size. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. Larger stones may need help from a urologist. ...Read more

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Bleeding urine (micro) after 9 months ago kidney removal (cancer). 62 yrs male. Is that normal? PET scan normal waiting for cystoscopy, very worried..

Bleeding urine (micro) after 9 months ago kidney removal (cancer). 62 yrs male. Is that normal? PET scan normal waiting for cystoscopy, very worried..

Blood in urine: Microscopic blood in urine is common, could be bladder infection, enlarged prostate, but cystoscope will help rule out cancer, chance of cancer low so don't worry ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex with a stent inserted after surgery for kidney removal?

Is it safe to have sex with a stent inserted after surgery for kidney removal?

Yes: Ureteral stents frequently used in urology to relieve obstruction most often related to kidney stones and their treatment and less often for cancerous-related or other causes of ureteral blockage. Usually temporary, but occasionally long-term requiring periodic exchange. Often associated with "variable" degree of discomfort and urinary symptoms. No harm at all in having sex with stent in place. ...Read more

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My husband had kidney removal surgery with the laser on thursday he is now having very bad cramping in his pelvis area like a woman is that normal?

My husband had kidney removal surgery with the laser on thursday he is now having very bad cramping in his pelvis area like a woman is that normal?

Yes & No: It is VERY IMPORTANT to report this symptom to the surgeon NOW!! Could be normal after any kind of surgery like this but don't take any chances. There is a saying "that if anything can happen it will". ...Read more

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If sepsis is a bacteria in the bloodstream can it happen when you have a blood transfusion or kidney removal or how does sepsis get in the blood?

If sepsis is a bacteria in the bloodstream can it happen when you have a blood transfusion or kidney removal or how does sepsis get in the blood?

See below: Bacterial sepsis from transfusion is a recognized complication from transfusions and tends to occur from transfusion of platelets or less commonly from red cell transfusion. It is more likely to happen from platelets as they are stored at room temperature where the bacteria can multiply. It is a serious reaction but luckily is uncommon in most centers. It certainly does not imply negligence. ...Read more

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Is sports hernia related to kidney stones?

Is sports hernia related to kidney stones?

No: Sports hernia is not a medical diagnosis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

Healthy foods: I don't know of any foods that would affect an ovarian cyst. But definitely it seems that a lot of your health issues come from abdomen area. Make sure to eat a lot of fiber. I'm likely kale salads right now. Blueberries are another super food that's in season now. But fiber to keep your intestines regular is #1. Also stay well hydrated with water in these summer months. ...Read more

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L teste pain radiates to llq. Had CT r/o kidney stones. Would that have seen a hernia if I had one? Or would I need a different test?

L teste pain radiates to llq. Had CT r/o kidney stones. Would that have seen a hernia if I had one? Or would I need a different test?

Maybe: There are several things that can cause testicular pain, other than hernias. The ct may not have been shot low enough in the pelvis to show an inguinal hernia. With your other symptoms, it would be best for you to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Mother had surgery to repair dissected aorta and had one kidney totally fail now she has a large hernia but follow up is far away, what meds can help.

Mother had surgery to repair dissected aorta and had one kidney totally fail now she has a large hernia but follow up is far away, what meds can help.

Aortic dissection: Aortic dissection = the large artery coming out of the heart has a tear in its lining. This can be a life-threatening emergency & require immediate surgical repair. Medical treatment after surgery would depend on the particular details of the patient, including the blood pressure, family history, & other issues. If access to follow-up is hard, consider a 2d opinion inbox consult to go over details ...Read more

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I have a 1cm hiatal hernia and it is casing me a ton of pain also my sides hurt due to kidney stones. Shld I go to the hospital?

Depends on the pain: The ED cannot do much for the hiatal hernia other than treat any heartburn pain - probably a GI cocktail to neutralize the acid. The Kidney stones are probably your bigger concern. Some people with kidney stones need to be treated as an inpatient with IV pain meds. Often kidney stones are treated consevatively for up to 72 hours with forced fluid intake and oral pain meds. Go to ED if pain severe. ...Read more

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Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening. Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones. Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?

Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening. Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones. Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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My father aged 69 had an umbilical hernia surgery on oct 1st 2012 through laproscpy. Someone said the kidneys will be affected, is it so?

My father aged 69 had an umbilical hernia surgery on oct 1st 2012 through laproscpy. Someone said the kidneys will be affected, is it so?

Not directly.: Technically speaking, there is nothing about hernia surgery that would directly affect the kidneys. However, excessive use of anti-inflammatory pain medicine can, as can dehydration, which can secondarily occur following any operation. ...Read more

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Have umbilical hernia. Worried it could be caused by liver disease. Kidney function is good and d-dimer was normal. No yellowing. Opinions?

Have umbilical hernia. Worried it could be caused by liver disease. Kidney function is good and d-dimer was normal. No yellowing. Opinions?

An umbilical hernia: Is caused by a defect in the connective tissue under the navel. It is usual the result of a congenital defect or weakness and can usually be easily repaired generally not caused by liver disease unless there is severe ascites. ...Read more

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My testicle and groin hurts sometimes but bladder kidney prostate and testicles in ultra sound was ok, should I be concern about hernia or epidimity?

My testicle and groin hurts sometimes but bladder kidney prostate and testicles in ultra sound was ok, should I be concern about hernia or epidimity?

Exam needed: To say you may have a hernia or not is not possible without an examination. In epididymitis, there is swelling and tenderness in the area behind the testis. You should have a doctor examine you to answer your concern. ...Read more

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I have pcos, a large hiatus hernia, keep getting utis & kidney stones. I feel like the doctors think I'm annoying them. I go at least once a fortnight?

I have pcos, a large hiatus hernia, keep getting utis & kidney stones. I feel like the doctors think I'm annoying them. I go at least once a fortnight?

My sympathies: Problems with kidney stones and utis should be both treatable and further stones and utis preventable. Hiatal hernia and pcos should both respond to medical therapy. Hopefully your primary care dr. Is part of a group so you can receive comprehensive care. However, your doctors should not feel annoyed if you have genuine problems requiring treatment. ...Read more

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Expain small cysts on kidney i.Ve had CT scan for adominal pain and intestinal problems. I have small hernias and fatty liver. Please advise

See long answer: Small cysts of the kidney are usually simple cysts which are a benign occurrence without clinical symptoms. They increase with age, and 50% of people age 50 have them. Check with your dr. To see if they were simple in appearance. ...Read more

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HR 110-130 at rest 24/7/365. Severe insomnia lucky to get 3 hrs sleep. Severe pain lower lft quad to groin. Not kidney related. No hernia. Constant joint pain as well, crippling at times. Help me....

See below: I'm sorry that you are having so many issues. I'm wondering if you saw your PCP for an evaluation. Have you been worked up for problems w/ your GI tract? Are you BMs regular? Are you taking meds or drugs that raise your HR? Your insomnia could be from pain or anxiety.You also need to be assessed for joint disease. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for severe groin pain while walking generated by a hip joint (not a hernia, not kidney stone)?

What is the treatment for severe groin pain while walking generated by a hip joint (not a hernia, not kidney stone)?

Rest and ibuprofen: If there is no history of trauma or other concerning symptoms such as fever or leg numbness I would recommend a course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen. You could also rest the extremity by keeping off of it. ...Read more

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What can cause right side pain. By groin area. Blood pressure was high also. Appendix removed already. Ct scan normal. No kidney stone. Or hernia?

What can cause right side pain. By groin area. Blood pressure was high also. Appendix removed already. Ct scan normal. No kidney stone. Or hernia?

Many causes: Right sided groin pain can result from many conditions, including bone/joint problems, other intestinal problems (besides the appendix), like diverticulitis, genitourinary (reproductive and urinary tracts) like epidymitis (inflammation of structures surrounding the testicle), or bruising to the muscle/tendons. Each of these need further evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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Left Armpit smells bad. Right armpit odorless. Night sweats. Abdomen Pain, and dull/aching pain in kidney that comes and goes. H/o right inguinal hernia?

Left Armpit smells bad. Right armpit odorless. Night sweats. Abdomen Pain, and dull/aching pain in kidney that comes and goes. H/o right inguinal hernia?

See your doctor: Sounds like you need to see your primary care provider ASAP. It has nothing to do with the hernia, but you need a more complete evaluation, exam, and maybe some blood tests and imaging studies. While may not be emergent, should be aeen within the next week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more