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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time From Kidney Removal

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What kind of pain medication do you recieve after a kidney removal?

What kind of pain medication do you recieve after a kidney removal?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, NSAIDs is known to affect renal function, but dose-related; so, it is okay to use them but surely within or less than recommended dose. Besides, multiple factors may contribute to renal damage like hypertension, diabetes, certain antibiotics, etc. Hence, just let your doctor know you have only one kidney. Then you can work well with doc to heighten kidney protection. Best... ...Read more

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What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

See below: After removal of one kidney, the other kidney manages to continue working at roughly half the total rate, and over time if it was healthy to begin with may take over extra 15-20% function. ...Read more

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What happens in right kidney removal I have a tumor on my kidney?

What happens in right kidney removal I have a tumor on my kidney?

Your surgeon can exp: Your treating surgeon will explain the procedure.
There are more than one ways to operate and remove a kidney. It can be an open surgery or more modern surgery done through laparascopic methods which is minimaly invasive surgery. Kidney can be removed completely or only partially if the tumor is small.
So all of these issues can be and should be explained by your doctor if you ask. ...Read more

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Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Yes or not...: Nuclear diuretic renal scan is used to roughly assess the percentage of total function contributed from each kidney so to decide if worthwhile to remove a severely damaged kidney or to decide and plan to remove a kidney with cancer which could not be managed with trans-ureteroscopic approach. If such a kidney is removed, possible dialysis may be required. So, ask surgeon for detailing...

Best... ...Read more

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After how many days can a kidney removal patient have sex?

After how many days can a kidney removal patient have sex?

Urologist: That question should be answered only by the surgeon who performed the surgery especially if there was any issues during or after surgery. ...Read more

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What is normal for bun and creatinine post kidney removal? My grandfather's bun: 28 and creatinine: 2.05. He is 3 weeks post surgery.

What is normal for bun and creatinine post kidney removal? My grandfather's bun: 28 and creatinine: 2.05. He is 3 weeks post surgery.

No exact answer. But: This value ofcreatinine of 2 after removal of one kidney is not normal. It should be closer to 1.0 or so. However, if grandfather is in his seventies and about 160-170 pounds, his kidney function is near 50% or so. In his age group, his kidney function should be near 70% or so. He has probably an aging of his kidneys beyond his actual age. Need to ask his doc about reason. Hi blood pressure? ...Read more

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Is it alright to drink small amounts (i.E. 2-3 glasses of wine) after kidney removal surgery?

Is it alright to drink small amounts (i.E. 2-3 glasses of wine) after kidney removal surgery?

Yes: But I would be cautious about drinking that much on a daily basis for other reasons, especially if you are a woman. Your liver takes a hit every time you drink, and also alcohol is a high calorie source with no nutritional value. I would drink no more than one glass of wine daily if you are a woman, two if you are a man, to get the cardiovascular benefit of red wine but avoid the risks. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Need more info: Not enough info for a clear answer. Was a catheter used post op? Do you have symptoms of infection. Was there cancer of the kidney? Ureter? Bladder? Was it a partial
kidney removal? You need to follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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Husband has mid ureteric stone and moderate hydronephrosis. Is it bad? Does that mean kidney removal? Left kidney functioning normal.

Husband has mid ureteric stone and moderate hydronephrosis. Is it bad? Does that mean kidney removal? Left kidney functioning normal.

No need to remove: Kidney. The stone will either pass or it will not. This largely depends on size. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. Larger stones may need help from a urologist. ...Read more

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Bleeding urine (micro) after 9 months ago kidney removal (cancer). 62 yrs male. Is that normal? PET scan normal waiting for cystoscopy, very worried..

Bleeding urine (micro) after 9 months ago kidney removal (cancer). 62 yrs male. Is that normal? PET scan normal waiting for cystoscopy, very worried..

Blood in urine: Microscopic blood in urine is common, could be bladder infection, enlarged prostate, but cystoscope will help rule out cancer, chance of cancer low so don't worry ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex with a stent inserted after surgery for kidney removal?

Is it safe to have sex with a stent inserted after surgery for kidney removal?

Yes: Ureteral stents frequently used in urology to relieve obstruction most often related to kidney stones and their treatment and less often for cancerous-related or other causes of ureteral blockage. Usually temporary, but occasionally long-term requiring periodic exchange. Often associated with "variable" degree of discomfort and urinary symptoms. No harm at all in having sex with stent in place. ...Read more

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My husband had kidney removal surgery with the laser on thursday he is now having very bad cramping in his pelvis area like a woman is that normal?

My husband had kidney removal surgery with the laser on thursday he is now having very bad cramping in his pelvis area like a woman is that normal?

Yes & No: It is VERY IMPORTANT to report this symptom to the surgeon NOW!! Could be normal after any kind of surgery like this but don't take any chances. There is a saying "that if anything can happen it will". ...Read more

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If sepsis is a bacteria in the bloodstream can it happen when you have a blood transfusion or kidney removal or how does sepsis get in the blood?

If sepsis is a bacteria in the bloodstream can it happen when you have a blood transfusion or kidney removal or how does sepsis get in the blood?

See below: Bacterial sepsis from transfusion is a recognized complication from transfusions and tends to occur from transfusion of platelets or less commonly from red cell transfusion. It is more likely to happen from platelets as they are stored at room temperature where the bacteria can multiply. It is a serious reaction but luckily is uncommon in most centers. It certainly does not imply negligence. ...Read more

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Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Agiomyolipoma: The recovery should be fast if laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery is offered, but a 2.5 cm Agiomyolipoma does not need to be operated on and could be safely observed. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after kidney donation?

What is the recovery time after kidney donation?

Depends: Usually I tell patients 4-6 weeks until they can go back to most work. Very strenuous workers may need more time. This is for kidney donation performed by the laparoscopic technique. For open surgery the time will be longer. Possibly even up to 3 months. Some people recover faster and with less pain/complications than others. ...Read more

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Ureteroscopy done but no kidney found, what the recovery time?

Ureteroscopy done but no kidney found, what the recovery time?

Is question correct: Presume you mean that no kiney stone was found at ureteroscopy. Because kidneys are usually first identified by ultrasound or ct. Recovery time from ureteroscopy is usually no more than a day or two, unless ureter or kidey was puntured. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from a kidney transplant?

How long is the recovery time from a kidney transplant?

Kidney + pt matter: All kidneys + all recipients are not equal. The underlying condition of the patient, + the quality of the kidney (does it work right away or is dialysis needed before it starts working?) play key roles in determining the recovery time. In the best circumstance, with a live donor kidney (these almost always work immediately) + a strong patient, return to non-physical work may be possible in 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

Usually a week: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. Everyone is different. Follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

Here are. ..: The recovery time after kidney stone procedures may highly vary depending on the complexity with or without complications of the procedures as well as patient's coping ability. So, it may take 5-7 days or up to 2-3 weeks. Generally speaking, most of the patients cope well with it through proper peri-operative counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of pain medication. Ask Doc timel ...Read more

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How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

Depends: The size and location of the stone determines how long the procedure requires for completion. The two most common stone procedures are ureteroscopy and shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), and both typically require less than one hour for completion. ...Read more

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I had laser kidney stone removal surgery in April and I still have pain and do not feel well. My dr said it takes time to feel better. I am 66?

I had laser kidney stone removal surgery in April and I still have pain and do not feel well. My dr said it takes time to feel better. I am 66?

Pain: Your doctor is right. He might also want to check an ultrasound or X-ray to make sure that there is no further blockage of your kidneys or ureters. ...Read more

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After r side perc stone removal is it norm2 often get sharp pain in scar, & inside my kidney @op site? Or is it abnormal? Avg healing time? Op-2/14/12

After r side perc stone removal is it norm2 often get sharp pain in scar, & inside my kidney @op site? Or is it abnormal? Avg healing time? Op-2/14/12

Yes: After any abdominal surgery there usually will be some after
pain. Your physician will explain this to you.
If you have increasing pain, redness, swelling or other new
types of sympton you should be examined. ...Read more

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Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me

Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me

Ok, . ..: For an average healthy man, it is okay to use both at the same time with Percocet for pain and Ditropan (oxybutynin) for urgency from bladder irritation/ spasm - not for incomplete bladder emptying. So, ask doc for specifics of care and decide. ...Read more

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Nephrotic sydrome -kidney can totally recovery?

Nephrotic sydrome -kidney can totally recovery?

Yes: It depends on the cause of the nephrotic syndrome. There are many different causes and further diagnostic evaluation is required to define the cause. Often a treatable cause is found and the syndrome can be reversed. ...Read more

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How difficult is recovery after donating a kidney?

Not too bad: Overall recovery is not too bad. You'll need to limit activity - lifting etc - but other than protecting your remaining kidney, recovery is hopefuly quick and uneventful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long is the recovery after donating a kidney?

Not too long, but...: Recovery from surgery shouldn't be too long - may be couple of weeks, depending on the surgical techinique used, complications etc. As for the kidney function itself, infrequently donors experience some marginal drop of kidney function, which may become chronic (not recovering) or get better over period of few month ...Read more

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Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Nephrolithotomy: While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters. These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist. ...Read more

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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction. ...Read more

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How is permanently removal of kidney stone done? What is the precaution?

Depends upon size: Stones 5mm in diameter or smaller can be passed spontaneously in urine. Drink copiously & may need tamsulosin to dilate ureter. Stone stuck in ureter can be removed ureteroscopoically by laser lithotripsy. Up to 1.5cmtreated with eswl (extra-corporal lithotripsy). Staghorn or large stones removed by pcnl via tube through flank into kidney. Metabolic work-up may find cause to be prevented in future. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for my kidney to hurt after \stone removal?

Not at all.: Although the kidney itself has no pain receptors, the structures around it do, such as the ureter (that drains into the bladder) and the capsule (that encases the kidney). When there is swelling, infection, blockage, or inflammation in or around the kidney, such as occurs with stone removal, it's normal to have pain. It should decrease with time. Call doctor if fever or blood. ...Read more

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Is surgical removal of a multicystic dysplastic kidney a cure?

Probably yes: I assume the other kidney is normal and if so removing the diseased kidney reduces your chances of having infection, hypertension and malignant trasformation.
You can live a normal life with no restrictions with one kidney. ...Read more

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What to do if I did gallbladder removal surgery, how do I know if kidney is stolen?

What to do if I did gallbladder removal surgery, how do I know if kidney is stolen?

Stolen kidney: First of all, that would be HIGHLY illegal in the US! If you are seriously concerned that your kidney was removed, have your surgeon or primary physician order an abdominal ultrasound and you will instantly be relieved. ...Read more

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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

Kidney stone removal - what are my options?

It depends: Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction

extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm

ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy - stones in ureter or kidney

percutaneous nephrolithotomy - stones > 2cm or 10-15mm in lower pole. Inpatient procedure often combined with one or both of the above procedures over the course of several days. ...Read more

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Is a transplant nephrectomy defined as the removal of a kidney transplant?

Yes: This is usually done if there is a serious infection/abscess in the kidney or if has failed. Sometimes, the failed kidney can continue to promote an inflammatory reaction in the body leading to fevers, malaise, and possible anemia. ...Read more