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Nephrostomy Drain Bag
Yes: Ther are different bags do not try to fit one on the foley is supposed to be as sterile as possible manipulating a new bag on may contaminate it. ...Read more
Postop w/EJ vein catheter w/sutures, they removed the catheter, put pressure dressing but left stitches in. F/up w/surgeon 2wk, but how do I clean it?
Penrose drain removed from scrotum on day 3 postop; drain-hole remains open on day 9 postop. Weeping blood, spotting gauze pad. No pus. Is this Okay?
Yes fine: This does not sound worrisome and will soon close. Shower, keep it clean, and this will be fine soon. Be sure to follow up with your treating surgeon. ...Read more
Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?
Do not remove: You likely had an infection due to a diverticulum rupturing, causing localized peritonitis and then abscess. Treatment for this is drainage and antibiotics until the abscess and inflammation resolves. Taking the tube out too early can cause reaccumulation of pus. See a colorectal surgeon following resolution to see whether you should have follow up surgery to removed the diseased segment. ...Read more
Yes: Less common in girls due to short urethra, but can leak etc. Balloon deflation is a known item. ...Read more
Producing urine?: Get to urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Vp shunts: Hi, I am unclear about what you are asking as you seem to be referring to two different types of shunts. A VP shunt drains fluid from the patient's brain to their peritoneum. A shunt with a reservoir is a catheter between a patient's brain and an implanted reservoir, used to give medicines. It may be best to ask a neurosurgeon your question as they have the most expertise in this area. ...Read more
Every 3-6 months: If your g tube is functioning properly every 6 months is fine. If you've had problems with clogging, 3 months is better. ...Read more
Will putting face over hot water in a pot eliviate fluid in Eustachian tube and help it drain faster?
Unlikely: You might be at risk of burning your face. A gentle saline solution placed in both nares may help. Also any Valsalva maneuver may help, such as blowing out your cheeks with mouth closed and swallowing or blowing into a blocked straw. Warm compresses along your lower jaw also may be helpful. All the best and if this isn't working follow up with your MD. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several steps.: Nephrostomy tubes are most often placed by interventional radiologists (ir). First, you may receive a mild sedative. Ir uses fluoroscopes to find the kidney. The skin at the site of the tube is numbed with local anesthetic. A needle is placed through the skin and into the kidney's urinary space. A wire is guided into the kidney, the needle removed, and then the nephrostomy tube is deployed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pericardial effusion drainage tube removed 4 days ago. Still getting yellow discharge bandage over tube site. How long should it continue to drain?
Usually short: Usually few days to a week. Depends on original cause, your over all health and nutrition status. In general, skin should seal in short period of time if over all health and nutrition status good and no abnormal tissue issues such as chest irradiation, etc.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more