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Causes of blood +1 , ketone +1.5 , in one sided nephrectomy patient, non diabetic?

Causes of blood +1 , ketone +1.5 , in one sided nephrectomy patient, non diabetic?

Urine findings: Ketones, in the absence of glucose, in a urine analysis are an indication of starvation and are nothing to worry about. Blood in the urine (b) can be due to various factors. Among them are, a uti, kidney stone, bladder or kidney cancer and glomerulonephritis, among others. If the b in the urine persists and is not due to a uti, see a urologist for its diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had left nephrectomy 16yrs ago. I have 10inch black tattoo on my right side, amd im planning to have lazer removal. Is it safe for me in my case? Help

Had left nephrectomy 16yrs ago. I have 10inch black tattoo on my right side, amd im planning to have lazer removal. Is it safe for me in my case? Help

Safe: It is a concern that you have a solitary kidney but the depth should protect it from removal of a tattoo. You may also ask your nephrologist. All the best. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a partial kidney nephrectomy?

What are the effects of a partial kidney nephrectomy?

Depends : A partial nephrectomy is becoming the new standard of care for tumors that can be manage this way. Patients on the long run do better and minimize their risk of developing kidney disease as they age. Partial nephrectomy is challenging & has the potential for more complications than a nephrectomy. Risks include bleeding, urine leaks, loss of function on that kidney, tumor recurrence to name few. ...Read more

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What exactly is a partial nephrectomy?

What exactly is a partial nephrectomy?

Kidney surgery : Partial nephrectomy refers to surgical removal of part of the kidney, usually because of a small tumor/abnormal growth of the kidney. A radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal) is done for larger tumors, or if the partial nephrectomy is not technically possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial nephrectomy?

Yes: In some cases a partial is recommended and in some cases it is not possible, even when that is the initial plan. Surgery does not always go as planned. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nephrectomy?

Removal of kidney: Surgical removal of kidney for any number of causes. ...Read more

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What can one expect from a laparoscopic nephrectomy?

Small scar: Laparoscopic nephrectomy will result in small scar, minimum pain, early discharge from the hospital, just as safe as open nephrectomy. ...Read more