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Why do you still drain urine out of a Foley catheter when you also have bilateral nephrostomies?

Why do you still drain urine out of a Foley catheter when you also have bilateral nephrostomies?

Nephrostomies: It depends on the reason for the bilateral nephrostomies. Often there is something obstructing the forward flow (often the prostate, bladder mass or stones) and the foley catheter can bypass it enough to drain some urine. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Diagnosed with kidney cncr and had a partial nephrectomy 6 days ago sent home with jp drain and catheter if they find urine in my drain what's next?

Diagnosed with kidney cncr and had a partial nephrectomy 6 days ago sent home with jp drain and catheter if they find urine in my drain what's next?

Stent: Placing a double J stent which drains urine from the renal pelvis to the bladder. This is temporary until the leak heals.Please notify the urologist who operated on you that there is urine coming from the Jackson Pratt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Elderly patient has blocked bladder. catheter not helping. what options are there to drain urine, what to do?

Elderly patient has blocked bladder. catheter not helping. what options are there to drain urine, what to do?

Suprapubic catheter: Check out http://www.webmd.com/cancer/bladder-cancer/tc/suprapubic-catheter-care-topic-overview for info on suprapubic catheter that can be used to drain bladder when urethra is obstructed. Discuss goals of care w/patient assuming has decision making capacity. If demented, may try to pull out catheter. What's underlying diagnosis & health/condition. Perhaps palliative care & hospice is appropriate ...Read more

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I had pcnl 6 days back. Tubes for drain and urine removed today. Still my urine is reddish and something is feeling as passed while urinating.Pls.Guid?

I had pcnl 6 days back. Tubes for drain and urine removed today. Still my urine is reddish and something is feeling as passed while urinating.Pls.Guid?

Possibly normal: Some bleeding after a pcnl up to a week could be normal, and/or you could be passing what doctors call "gravel" (small debris of stones). Talk to the urologist who did the pcnl and he or she would be able to confirm that for you. ...Read more

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I have problem with my urinary system every hour my urine tank get filled and need to drain out, especially at night times what's my problem help me?

I have problem with my urinary system every hour  my urine tank get filled and need to drain out, especially at night times what's my problem help me?

See a doctor: For a young person this is excessive amount of urination, you need to make an appointment with your primary doctor or see a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lap & open appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Still feel pain in lower center abdomen when urinates. Drain & catheter used. Urine test shows no UTI. Reasons?

Lap & open appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Still feel pain in lower center abdomen when urinates. Drain & catheter used. Urine test shows no UTI. Reasons?

Normal: There are a variety of aches and pains that come and go during the recovery period of a traumatic event such as an abdominal operation. These will eventually fade away in the coming 6-8 weeks. May have some residual. Also very common to become fatigued easily for weeks to months, but there is high variability of this. You can always check with your surgeon as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why is urine oily.

Why is urine oily.

Urine Norms: Urine is not oily. If you feel your's is oily then you need to get to your family clinic. This is a very unique question and is not the norm for urine symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my urine hot?

Why is my urine hot?

Body temperature : Freshly voided urine is at core body temperature. ...Read more

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Urine straw colored?

Urine straw colored?

Not sure: Urine normaly straw colored may seem dark to you if so pick up water intake. ...Read more

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Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Absolutely normal: Ph between 5.0 & 8.0 can be normal. Ph of 6.5 is marginally acidic and perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Why is my urine brown?

Why is my urine brown?

Urine color : There are a few thing that can do that : dehydration , rhabomyolisis ( muscle break due to meds or trauma ) elevated bilirubin . Need to get check with blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Why is my urine white ?

Why is my urine white
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White vs clear: Typically the color of your urine tells us about your hydration status. I am assuming you mean clear in color when you say white - if it is white and cannot see through it well, please go see someone right away, but if you mean it looks more like 7UP or Sprite, that means you are typically well hydrated, the more dark yellow your urine looks, the more dehydrated you likely are. ...Read more

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What causes black urine?

What causes black urine?

Melanoma : The most common cause of black urine is melanoma in the bladder. ...Read more

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What is urine made up of?

What is urine made up of?

Mostly water...: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds. The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more

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Why is my urine feel hot?

Why is my urine feel hot?

Because it is: The body temp. Is 98.6 degrees f normally, which is generally hot, so when you feel a cup/specimen of urine, it will naturally feel hot at 98.6 degrees f. ...Read more

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What cause urine to stink?

What cause urine to stink?

Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more

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Why could be urine be pink?

Why could be urine be pink?

Food or medicines: Foods like beet root, dyes, hemolyzed blood( due to leaked hemoglobin) and several others. ...Read more

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