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How dangerous is intestinal obstruction surgery if your kidneys are only functioning at 20%?

How dangerous is intestinal obstruction surgery if your kidneys are only functioning at 20%?

Analyse risk/benefit: Chronic kidney disease will increase your risk for any elective or emergency surgical interventions. However, if intestinal obstruction is not responding to medical therapy and your team determines emergent surgery is needed to prevent bowel perforation, the kidney issue will be managed. You may need dialysis temporarily. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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What are risks of having surgery to get a new kidney?

What are risks of having surgery to get a new kidney?

Risk in any surgery: All surgeries/procedures are inherently risky. As with any surgery, there is a risk of wound infection, bleeding, pain and even death. However, because transplant surgery requires immunosuppression, the risk of developing infection is higher than other procedures. Hence, potential kidney transplant recipients are extensively screened before being allowed to proceed with transplant surgery. ...Read more

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I have symptomatic right sided floating kidney. Very painful. Should II have surgery?

I have symptomatic right sided floating kidney. Very painful. Should II have surgery?

Nephroptosis: Common in thin women, the excessive mobility you describe often resulted in surgery to "tack" the kidney up in the past.
The pain comes on when the kidney is able to drop down on standing, kinking off the ureter and resulting in dietl's crisis. If other more common causes (stone, chronic infection, obstruction or other organ systems) then a laparoscopic tacking (nephropexy) can be performed. ...Read more

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What does kidney donor surgery entail?

What does kidney donor surgery entail?

Nephrectomy: Firstly, u need to be tissue typed to see if you are a good match for the recipient, then u must be worked up to ensure that you have 2 healthy kidneys and can afford to lose one. The nephrectomy can be done by laparoscopic assist & removed via a small incision just lerge enough to remove kidney. About 2 days in hospital for pain management, then couple of weeks off. ...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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How long will it take for kidney abscess surgery?

How long will it take for kidney abscess surgery?

Surgery?: Most kidney abscesses can be treated by image guided intervention rather than surgery. When done under ultrasound or ct guidance the procedure itself can take 15-30 minutes. ...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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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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What is duplex kidney? My child has it. Is it alarming? Is surgery needed?

What is duplex kidney? My child has it. Is it alarming? Is surgery needed?

Double kidney: Means kidney has 2 separate collecting systems, urine funnels draining into separate ureters. 2 ureters may join before reaching bladder or end separately down below & usually into bladder. Can B normal variant occurring in 1% of population & no surgery. Sometimes associated with other abnormalities i.e. blockage of upper ureter, ending in urethra or vagina, ureterocele or lower ureteral reflux ...Read more

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I have fsgs that is currently active. Is surgery for my lower spine too much for my kidney's, right now?

Probably not: There are at least 6 different subtypes of fsgs (focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis) that pathologists can distinguish; you have a right to know which kind and the likely outcome. It's likely to be a lifetime problem and if you need the surgery & it's okay with your physicians, this might be the best time to do it. Good luck. ...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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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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Is surgery necessary for a lobulated mass of 7 mm by 5 mm in kidney?

Is surgery necessary for a lobulated mass of 7 mm by 5 mm in kidney?

It depends: On other imaging features. Some masses can be defined as benign, others as indeterminate, and others as having a high probability of malignancy. So it is possible that surgery might be indicated. ...Read more

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How long does a live kidney donation surgery take?

See below: About 1-2 hours. There is a laparoscopic proceedure available with only a small incision in the abdomen. ...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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I have a broken #7 rib and 1 kidney is it safe to have surgery on the rib?

I have a broken #7 rib and 1 kidney is it safe to have surgery on the rib?

For what?: It is extremely rare to need surgery on a rib for a fracture, especially when it is just a single fracture. The main exception to this is if it is badly displaced and has punctured a lung or vessel; and then it is considered an emergency and there really is no choice. All that being said, if your single kidney has normal function most surgeries are reasonably safe. You should check with your md ...Read more

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What to do if I did gallbladder removal surgery, how do I know if kidney is stolen?

What to do if I did gallbladder removal surgery, how do I know if kidney is stolen?

Stolen kidney: First of all, that would be HIGHLY illegal in the US! If you are seriously concerned that your kidney was removed, have your surgeon or primary physician order an abdominal ultrasound and you will instantly be relieved. ...Read more

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Sir am suffering kidney calculus I don't want to do surgery can I clear with medicines?

Sir am suffering kidney calculus I don't want to do surgery can I clear with medicines?

Can't say.: Surgery may be the most appropriate option depending on the size and location of the kidney stone. Depending on the chemistry of your urine, medications and dietary modification may help prevent further stones from forming, but your doctor should help determine whether your current stone can be passed without intervention, if lithotripsy is possible, or if it requires surgical removal. ...Read more

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Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Agiomyolipoma: The recovery should be fast if laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery is offered, but a 2.5 cm Agiomyolipoma does not need to be operated on and could be safely observed. ...Read more

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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 can be the reasons of cortical thinning and scarring in kidney? Can surgery be responsible for it?

Kidney stones: You had surgery for stones in your kidney. Sometimes the stone causes blockage of urine and this build up of waste products increases the pressure in kidney leading to scar and thining. The surgery attempts to clear up the blockage. ...Read more

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Can 9mm stone in kidney pipe come out without surgery? I have one in my kidney pipe. Please b sure with answer..

Can 9mm stone in kidney pipe come out without surgery? I have one in my kidney pipe. Please b sure with answer..

It likely will come: Small stones (under 10mm) can come out but often cause much pain (colic) while drifting down towards the urinary bladder. Drink lots of liquids, that might facilitate its exit. If you experience a colic be sure to have some pain medicine at home and easy access to your urologist, who is probaly looking after you at present (otherwise get one). ...Read more

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My baby has 5 month old, and he needs a surgery because his hidronefrosis (5 level) and poor kidney funtionality. Does he need to wait to do surgery?

My baby has 5 month old, and he needs a surgery because his hidronefrosis (5 level) and poor kidney funtionality. Does he need to wait to do surgery?

Probably: In adults, hydronephrosis (swelling of the kidney due to obstruction of urinary outlet) in the setting of poor kidney function should get treated sooner rather than later in order to have the best chance at preserving kidney function. In children, with both hydronephrosis and ongoing kidney injury, surgical management becomes more urgent. ...Read more

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Can a 3mm kidney stone be passed w/o surgery?

Yes: Yes, I have seen many 3mm stones pass on their own. However, I have also seen and operated on patients who can't pass 3 mm stones. ...Read more

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What is kidney transplantation surgery like for the recipient of the kidney?

What is kidney transplantation surgery like for the recipient of the kidney?

Well tolerated: Since the placement of the transplanted kidney is superficial in the above the groin area in the lower abdomen, the surgery is easier than the donor's surgery and has a short healing time. Usually the recipient leaves the hospital before the donor in the living-donor transplant. The newly placed kidney starts making urine usually in the operating room after being connected. ...Read more

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Sex after surgery to remove kidney stone?

Depends: What procedure you had, the results and your baseline health will determine when you can return to normal activities, including sex.
Ask your surgeon.
Stone removal can be done many ways from a minimally invasive cystoscopy to open surgery. ...Read more

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When is surgery required for a kidney stone?

When is surgery required for a kidney stone?

Size of stone: If the size is too big, and lithtrypsy (ultrasonic) failing, stenting failure, other comorbid condition effect.... ...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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