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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Nephrostomy (Overview)

An opening created through skin going to kidney so the urine can be drained when there is blockage and urine can pass normally. Stones are removed sometimes.


Dr. Steven Griggs
41 doctors shared insights

Nephrostomy (Overview)

An opening created through skin going to kidney so the urine can be drained when there is blockage and urine can pass normally. Stones are removed sometimes.


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What is the definition or description of: nephrostomy?

What is the definition or description of: nephrostomy?

Opening into kidney: An opening created through skin going to kidney so the urine can be drained when there is blockage and urine can pass normally. Stones are removed sometimes. ...Read more

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Why does'nt my nephrostomy bag drain?

Possibilities: Some possibilities include: - clogged tube (urine will usually drain around the tube to the skin) - displaced tube - decreased urine production from the kidney. ...Read more

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How do I stop pain in my nephrostomy ?Tube?

Good question: Good question without a clear answer without knowing more about the reason the tube is in, how long it's been in, and the particular access. Also, if the pain is "new" the tube may simply be slightly dislodged and needs to be repositioned. You should consult with the ir doctor who put it in. ...Read more

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What are some things I must know about a nephrostomy tube?

What are some things I must know about a nephrostomy tube?

Be aware of blockage: Nephrostomy tube ia a tube that goes through the skin and into the kidney for purposes of draining a kidney that has a blocked drainage tract. It is important that the nephrostomy tube be able to freely drain. Be sure that he tube is not kinked. Be sure that the tube is not pulled too hard or it can dislodge from the kidney. The tube can clog from blood, mucous, stones or debris. ...Read more

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What complications could I have if I get a nephrostomy tube?

Infection and pain: Nephrostomy tubes are used to allow drainage of urine from the kidney if there is an obstruction preventing urine from draining through the ureters and bladder. The main risks of a nephrostomy tube are bleeding from the procedure, infection and pain where the tube sits. An alternative may be a ureteral stent. The pros & cons should be discussed with your OB and urologist. ...Read more

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I was intimate with my husband and I have a nephrostomy tube, how can I tell if it has been dislodged?

Nephrostomy: If your nephrostomy usually drains to a bag, it will stop draining if it is dislodged. If the tube is capped, only imaging can determine whether the tube is dislodged or not. ...Read more

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