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Nephrostomy Tube Complications
Hello my mum was nephrostomy because of breast cancer and her ureter obstacle so she is under chemioterapy . 2 days ago she did chemo I saw some white particles in her urin tub . Please help me .
A percutaneous nephrostomy is the placement of a small, flexible rubber catheter (tube) through your skin into your kidney to drain your urine. Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (or nephrolithotomy) is the passing of a special medical instrument through your skin into your kidney. This is done to get ...Read more
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
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
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
I was intimate with my husband and I have a nephrostomy tube, how can I tell if it has been dislodged?
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?
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
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
Nephrons tony tube : Flushing the tube w 10 cc sterile 0.9% Normal Saline daily will reduce blockage. Changing your nephrostomy tube as scheduled (usually 2-3 mth). Cleaning the site with some peroxide and applying some antibiotic ointment. Make sure tubing has enough slack so it doesn't kink. Increase fluid intake (if ok w your doctor). ...Read more
Had a Nephrostomy tube placed. I am now having blood in the tube here and there. It's not a lot. Is that normal?
I have a right Nephrostomy tube In. Can I sleep on my right side if it dose not cause pain. I usually sleep on my right and haven't slept. ?
Have a Nephrostomy tube for two weeks now. Can I lift heavy things? I need to put an ac in. Live alone no one to help no family or friends around here
Not a good idea: Surely you must have a friend who could help. If you grunt, groan, stoop, squat, push, pull etc you may disrupt the tube and that would create emergency to put back quickly. And, not every ER DOC can do it. Check with your Urologist for explicit instructions ...Read more
I have A nephrostomy tube and I noticed what looks like bloody chunks of tissue in the tube. Does. It happen all time but will clog the tube sometimes?
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
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
Use dressings: You should have been given dressings to keep it dry during showering. ...Read more