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Is it normal to gain significant amount of weight after kidney surgery?

Is it normal to gain significant amount of weight after kidney surgery?

No: It is not common to gain weight after kidney surgery. The most common reason would be from all the IV fluid received during the procedure and while in the hospital. Without knowing more details about the surgery it is hard to give a more specific answer. ...Read more

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Kidney Surgery (Definition)

Kidney surgery can be performed through an open abdominal, flank or back incision, also percutaneous, laparoscopically, hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery or robot assisted surgery. Surgery can be reconstructive as repair for ureteropelvic junction obstruction + hydronephrosis, removal of part or entire kidney for kidney tumors or non-functioning or abcessed kidney, ...Read more


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I was, s in the hospital for kidney surgery a while back. And to this day i only rember peices of my stay. I know i got dilauded alot. Why can't i remeb?

I was, s in the hospital for kidney surgery a while back. And to this day i only rember peices of my stay. I know i got dilauded alot. Why can't i remeb?

Very common: It is more the rule than the exception, especially in the elderly, for patients to have some degree of short-term memory loss and gaps in their recall of events during the hospitalization period after a major surgical procedure (aka postoperative cognitive dysfunction). This is largely due to both the anesthetics used during the surgery and the narcotic pain medications (e.G, dilaudid) post-op. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney surgery?

What is the definition or description of: kidney surgery?

Surgery on Kidney: Kidney surgery can be performed through an open abdominal, flank or back incision, also percutaneous, laparoscopically, hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery or robot assisted surgery. Surgery can be reconstructive as repair for ureteropelvic junction obstruction + hydronephrosis, removal of part or entire kidney for kidney tumors or non-functioning or abcessed kidney, or percutaneous stone removal. ...Read more

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Just wondering how i can prepare for an open kidney surgery?

Just wondering how i can prepare for an open kidney surgery?

Be healthy: It is important to be as healthy as you can be before any major surgery. Usually the surgeon will do a number of imaging studies to get prepared and know your blood vessel anatomy. You will also need to be cleared regarding your lungs and heart to be sure it is safe to proceed. Keep a good attitude and stay upbeat. Avoid alcohol and other medications that cause bleeding or thin the blood. ...Read more

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How long till I can shower after a perc kidney surgery? Average time till the weeping at surgical site should stop?

How long till I can shower after a perc kidney surgery? Average time till the weeping at surgical site should stop?

Answer Varies: If you are talking about placement of a percutaneous tube into your kidney, you can typically cover them and shower immediately. Some docs will allow you to shower right over exiting tubes and drains. If they are laparoscopic wounds, typically ok after a day or two. "weeping" seems like a lot of drainage. Should have settled in 2-3 days after surgery. You need to check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How does financing kidney surgery work? What does the donor pay/ what does the recipient pay?

How does financing kidney surgery work? What does the donor pay/ what does the recipient pay?

Financing surgery: I believe it is illegal to buy a donor kidney and no reputable transplant surgeon would do this. ...Read more

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What should I expect at my pre-op appt for kidney surgery?

What should I expect at my pre-op appt for kidney surgery?

Preop kidney surgery: Discussion regarding surgery (risks, benefits, alternatives), consent forms and other paperwork, preop labs and/or imaging if needed, history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Should I get kidney surgery if the endometriosis is covering my kidney?

Depends: If only to treat the endometriosis, would try medical management first. If the endometriosis is not symptomatic then i would not recommend surgery. If the surgery is for something related to the kidney, then the endometriosis should probably not be a block to operating on the kidney. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be on my menstrual cycle during a 6hr kidney surgery if I am a heavy bleeder?

Is it ok to be on my menstrual cycle during a 6hr kidney surgery if I am a heavy bleeder?

Yes: Although your periods may be heavy, the overall amount of blood loss due to this is minimal. You should be fine to proceed with your kidney surgery. Your doctor most likely checked for anemia prior to the surgery to be sure anyway. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a stent in place following kidney surgery. 1 week on and I'm having episodes of quite severe pain in my lower back, not just when I urinate?

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I have a stent in place following kidney surgery. 1 week on and I'm having episodes of quite severe pain in my lower back, not just when I urinate?

Call the surgeon: Don't wait - contact the surgeon to let them know about this. Follow-up is a crucial part of medicine. They need to see you to evaluate your healing and correct anything that's gone poorly. Hopefully it's nothing unusual, but surgery is traumatic and it's best to be careful! ...Read more

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Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Yes: The stone may have moved into a location that it is not causing any obstruction at the current time. You are fortunate to be able to treat it when you are feeling well. ...Read more

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How safe is surgery of hydro nephrons for1week baby.Am 37 wk prgnt &baby's lft kidney is 1.8cm and rt 7.1mm dilated. Dr recomd normal dlvry after 37wk?

How safe is surgery of hydro nephrons for1week baby.Am 37 wk prgnt &baby's lft kidney is 1.8cm and rt 7.1mm dilated. Dr recomd normal dlvry after 37wk?

Talk to MD: The concern with the hydronephrosis is that it puts a lot of stress on the kidney that may lead to damage in the future. Your surgeon can help guide your decision making process. ...Read more

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If I have donated a kidney--can i still be considered for the lapband weight loss surgery?

If I have donated a kidney--can i still be considered for the lapband weight loss surgery?

Yes can go for it: Provided with youur single kidney, you are leading a normal healthy life, your don't have abnormal kidney functions. Normally after donation, the other kidney increases in size and compensates for the donated kidney. There should not be any problem in going for the surgey, provided you are cleared medically by the internist and anesthetist. ...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.

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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Can i still get weight loss surgery if I am missing a kidney? I donated a kidney. Am i able to get weight loss surgery?

Can i still get weight loss surgery if I am missing a kidney? I donated a kidney.  Am i able to get weight loss surgery?

Bariatric surgeon: There are multiple questions to qualify for obesity surgery. Obesity itself will harm your only kidney. Obesity increases risks for joint disease, heart disease, and possibly diabetes. A bariatric surgeon can talk to you and probably has a weight control specialist who will want to help you even if you cannot have the surgery. You will benefit from the evaluation. ...Read more

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Monthsago had surgery to remove kidney stone and still get foam in my urine.Especially when i hold it.Is that normal?(big mocha+caffiene drinker)

Unrelated: What you are seeing is likely normal. Passing foamy urine now and then is normal, for the speed of urination and other factors can influence this. But you should see your doctor if you have persistently foamy urine that becomes more noticeable over time. This can be a sign of protein in your urine (proteinuria), which requires further evaluation. ...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