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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What kind of urine drainage would I use for my nephrostomy tube?

What kind of urine drainage would I use for my nephrostomy tube?

A drainage bag.: A nephrostomy tube is placed through the skin of the flank, to drain urine from the kidney. This is usually due to some kind of obstruction of the kidney or ureter. This tube leads out and drains to a drainage bag. Several types of bags exist, usually with a "luer-lock" connector that fastens to the tube. Other bags used by interventional radiology such as bile bags may be used. ...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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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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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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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

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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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I have a bi-lateral nephrostomy; since june, 2012. The urine on the right is now like syrup and also is the same when i urinate. Normal?

May not be normal: Nephrostomy tubes often get cloudy or lightly bloody drainage. It may need to be flushed. If still draining urine, they are probably still in the correct place. If you are feeling fine (no fevers, flank pain, etc) then i would recommend against checking a urinalysis - it will certainly be positive since the tubes are connected to the outside world and you will get unnecessary antibiotics. ...Read more

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What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

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 more

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What are the risks of a nephrostomy tube insertion in me?

What are the risks of a nephrostomy tube insertion in me?

Bleeding, infection: A percutaneous (through the skin) nephrostomy tube is generally placed when there is obstruction to the flow of urine into the bladder such as a large kidney stone. It is usually placed by a radiologist with the aid of xray equipment. Bleeding may occur during placement and if left for a long period of time, the tube may become infected. ...Read more

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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