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Is It Normal To Gain Significant Amount Of Weight After Kidney Surgery
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hello, I had serious kidney surgery in 2007. I was septic and in a coma and my left kidney was lacerated and infected. My surgeon saved my life but I'm plagued with anxiety about the condition of my kidneys and how they're functioning. My question is thi
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
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?
My fiancé just got surgery to remove his kidney stone yesterday and we were told that he would bleed a little because it is normal but he is bleeding profusely and i'm really scared an don't know what to do is this normal please help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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