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Dr. Aaron Shiloh
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Nephrostomy Tube (Definition)

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


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What complications could I have if I get a nephrostomy tube?

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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How is A nephrostomy tube removed? Do I get sedation or do they just pull it pretty much?

How is A nephrostomy tube removed? Do I get sedation or do they just pull it pretty much?

I've seen it both wa: ways, Depends on how you can grab it. Some are external and those are removed like an IV. Some are internal and need cystoscopy to get at them (light sedation). ...Read more

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I have a nephrostomy tube and when I lay down I get pain severe pain.Pain just started.In right place.waiting for doc to call tomorrow. ideas why?

I have a nephrostomy tube and when I lay down I get pain severe pain.Pain just started.In right place.waiting for doc to call tomorrow. ideas why?

Can be painful: Just presence of nephrostomy tube can cause pain, especially if it was recently placed. Failure of tube to drain properly as result of tube migration, blockage or partial blockage cab be painful. We usually preform stone removal same day as nephrostomy tube placement & hardly ever later than next day. Is there some kind of scheduling problem or was tube placed for other reasons that stone removal? ...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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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 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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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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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