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Doctor insights on: Kidney Drains

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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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I had large bilateral kidney cysts drained at age 35. I feel the discomfort of their return. How likely is it I will develop cysts on other organs?

I had large bilateral kidney cysts drained at age 35. I feel the discomfort of their return. How likely is it I will develop cysts on other organs?

Less likely: We're you diagnosed with poly cystic kidney disease? If so you can develop cysts in pancreas / liver and sometimes aneurysms in the brain. If you don't have many cysts in both sides and just one then it is not pckd. ...Read more

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11cm complex (BF2) kidney cyst drained & sclerotherapy 2 months ago - bad back pain - CT now shows 4 CM complex cyst could this cause so much pain?

11cm complex (BF2) kidney cyst drained & sclerotherapy 2 months ago - bad back pain - CT now shows 4 CM complex cyst could this cause so much pain?

Here are some. ..: For such sequential follow-up concern after percutaneous Rx, it's logical to direct it to the treating Doc. But in a sense, the CT before & after Rx seems suggesting favorable outcome thus far. It requires a longer time to decide the clinical fate of this treated complex cyst - requiring cryo or RF-ablation or just watch. Does it cause pain? More analysis is needed; so seek pro-revaluation timely ...Read more

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My right kidney is not draining right due to a blockage. I have to go see an urologist. What might need to be done?

My right kidney is not draining right due to a blockage. I have to go see an urologist. What might need to be done?

Depends...: The common causes for kidney blockage are stone disease, congenital blockage at upper ureter, and tumors. So, you and your urologist will decide what and how to reasonably handle your kidney blockage depending upon its cause, location, degree, and clinical features. In most of cases, diagnostic endoscopic procedures are needed before embarking definitive treatment.

Best luck. .. ...Read more

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What happens when you drain swollen kidney with 5% function that suffers from hydronephrosis reason is UPJ obstruction for a long time that left the kidney damaged. I have that but urologist thinks it should be left untreated?

What happens when you drain swollen kidney with 5% function that suffers from hydronephrosis reason is UPJ obstruction for a long time that left the kidney damaged. I have that but urologist thinks it should be left untreated?

Follow his advice: If the kidney is only 5% functioning, no Rx other than a transplant would restore its function. Since most people can live a normal life with just one kidney, your urologist's advice is correct. ...Read more

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What should I do for my severe flank pain? I have had recurrent uti's for years so they put me on bactrim for the rest of my life. Anyway I have a ureter that drains my kidney slow which has resulted in hydronephrosis. I have been having severe pain in my

What should I do for my severe flank pain? I have had recurrent uti's for years so they put me on bactrim for the rest of my life. Anyway I have a ureter that drains my kidney slow which has resulted in hydronephrosis. I have been having severe pain in my

Consult urologist: Or get 2nd opinion by experienced reconstructive urolologist if u have already seen one. Hydronephrosis & slow kidney drainage suggest obstruction at junction of kidney pelvis & ureter, or at lower end where ureter drains into bladder. Obstruction at either end can & should be corrected surgically because u have combination of symptomatic obstruction & infections which has/will cause kidney damage. ...Read more

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Could my cysts be drained from my kidneys?

Could my cysts be drained from my kidneys?

It can but they: Normally don't do it unless they suspect a tumor or infection. Take care! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a doctor drain fluid from a kidney?

Can you tell me how a doctor drain fluid from a kidney?

Depends: This depends on where the fluid is within or around the kidney. Most of the time, fluid is not "drained" from the kidney. The main scenario where fluid is drained from the kidney is when the flow of urine out of the kidney to your bladder is blocked. To relieve this blockage, either stents can be placed up from the bladder or drainage tubes can be inserted from the back into the kidney ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney cncr and had a partial nephrectomy 6 days ago sent home with jp drain and catheter if they find urine in my drain what's next?

Diagnosed with kidney cncr and had a partial nephrectomy 6 days ago sent home with jp drain and catheter if they find urine in my drain what's next?

Stent: Placing a double J stent which drains urine from the renal pelvis to the bladder. This is temporary until the leak heals. Please notify the urologist who operated on you that there is urine coming from the Jackson Pratt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Possible causes for sudden, volcano like intermittent bleeding at the surgical drain site in weeks after kidney transplant?

Possible causes for sudden, volcano like intermittent bleeding at the surgical drain site in weeks after kidney transplant?

Old fluid collection: Drains placed in the or are usually placed through safe pathways from inside to the outside of the abdomen - rarely this may not be so. The drain was probably left in a space that was expected to collect fluid or blood and the plastic itself may have become blocked. It is possible that an internal collection of old blood +/or fluid decompresses intermittently through the pathway, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 52, have polycystic kidney disease with too many cysts to mention on both kidneys. I also have a 7.2x5.9cm mildly complex cyst (drain?)

Hi, I am 52, have polycystic kidney disease with too many cysts to mention on both kidneys. I also have a 7.2x5.9cm mildly complex cyst (drain?)

Complex renal cyst: There are different types of of complex kidney cysts. Some could be observed but some could be cancerous. I don't recommend draining of asymptotic renal cyst, especially a complex one. I will be happy to discuss it further with you. ...Read more

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My wife had endometriosis stage 4 which has been removed however there are nodules remaining which are also affecting the draining urea tube of kidney?

My wife had endometriosis stage 4 which has been removed however there are nodules remaining which are also affecting the draining urea tube of kidney?

See the attending,,,: For the condition as described, you should bring all your questions and concerns to the attending physician, instead of trying guessing game online.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Started on cipro (ciprofloxacin) yesterday for kidney infection. I'm more tired and drained today than yesterday. Is this normal?

Started on cipro (ciprofloxacin) yesterday for kidney infection. I'm more tired and drained today than yesterday. Is this normal?

Kidney infection.: Possibly Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has not had time to act! Your symptoms may be due to the 'kidney inf' not Cipro (ciprofloxacin)! it can cause stomach upset, headache, restlessness, and rash. Uncommonly, may cause seizures and kidney failure! if you are not better by 48 hrs follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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Stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosed 2 weeks ago spread to abdomen. Drained fluid only. Docs say liver&kidney too poor for chemo. What are next options?

Stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosed 2 weeks ago spread to abdomen. Drained fluid only. Docs say liver&kidney too poor for chemo. What are next options?

Get other opinions: If you were my patient I would recommend getting another opinion especially at a center that may have access to experimental protocols. Ask if there is anything to do to improve your chances for getting chemo. Surround yourself with supportive family and friends. ...Read more

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After deep lipoma removal from lower back would it be necessary for jp drains?

After deep lipoma removal from lower back would it be necessary for jp drains?

Drains not for all: And are used at the discretion of your surgeon. If there is a large cavernous space, drains are usually employed. If there is not, then you do not need them. ...Read more

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So I started off with a cold, then got stung by a bee now I was told I have bad inflammation in my lower back I feel so drained is this normal?

So I started off with a cold, then got stung by a bee now I was told I have bad inflammation in my lower back I feel so drained is this normal?

Bad week!!: Sounds like you're having a string of bad luck. None of these should be serious enough to cause any long term troubles for you. Except maybe the low back pain depending on how severe and what the reason for the "inflammation" is. Make sure you stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my lower back by my tailbone, and its filled with puss. It'll drain and go away for a week, and then come back. What can I do for it?

I have a bump on my lower back by my tailbone, and its filled with puss. It'll drain and go away for a week, and then come back. What can I do for it?

Infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You need to be seen to get this evaluated. It needs to be removed so that it does not keep coming back. ...Read more