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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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Dr. James Chapman
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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