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Doctor insights on: Nephrostomy Drain Bag

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Nephrostomy (Definition)

An opening created through skin going to kidney so the urine can be drained when there is blockage and urine can pass normally. ...Read more


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Why does'nt my nephrostomy bag drain?

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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My dad has the 600 cc nephrostomy bag but we need a larger capacity bag for overnight so my folks don't have to get up to drain...Can you help me? I want the luer-lock if possible.

Catheter bag: You should be able to hook it up to any catheter bag, including an overnight bag. A large overnight catheter bag should hook up directly to the 600 cc bag. Call a local medical supply store. ...Read more

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Had a nephrostomy bag removed on May 17, doctor who removed it didn't stitch up the hole. It has been draining a lot since. What should I do?

Draining: You should go to see the doctor, or to have the evaluation in ER. It is not normal to have the draining from the nephrostomy wound. The patient with similar symptoms may have the purulent infection and will need the evaluation by urology or surgery specialist. ...Read more

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I just got a nephrostomy tube put in yesterday. There is now white flake/string like stuff floating around in the bag (not a lot). Is that normal?

Here are some ...: What you saw in the bag could be "normally" expected as long as urine is draining and you're comfortable & afebrile but soreness from the procedures. For more details, ask your treating Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can I still pass stones down ureter when I have nephrostomy tubs in that kidney? How many days will I have large blood clots and tissue in bag post op

Possibly, depends: Yes a stone could go down ureter with nephrostomy in place..with the tube you are safe from complete obstruction. You did not say how long tube in and plans. Check with your urologist today and get your questions answered. ...Read more

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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 might someone need a percutaneous nephrostomy tube?

Why might someone need a percutaneous nephrostomy tube?

Nephrostomy tube: A percutaneous nephrostomy tube is indicated to drain an obstructed kidney. Decision to place a nephrostomy tube is usually selected when placement of a ureteral stent bridging the ureteral obstruction is not possible and / or one wants to minimize urine draining into the bladder. Another reason for a nephrostomy tube is to provide access to treat a very large kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more