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Acute renal failure after hysterectomy becuase of uterine cancer. Is this normal after a hysterectomy? Problems after surgery, dec 2011, mother 62, now renal failure. Kidney doctor found blockage causing the kidneys to fail.

Acute renal failure after hysterectomy becuase of uterine cancer. Is this normal after a hysterectomy? Problems after surgery, dec 2011, mother 62, now renal failure. Kidney doctor found blockage causing the kidneys to fail.

Assuming : Assuming that your mother did not have chronic renal disease going into surgery, then the prognosis for recovery of kidney function will depend on the reason for the acute injury. Most often acute renal failure is due to a period of low blood pressure, where there is not enough blood pressure to perfuse the kidney which results in something called acute tubular necrosis. There are varying degrees of this, which should improve once the blood pressure stabilizes, in some cases, hemodialysis may be necessary to support the kidney until this recovers. Another potential cause though, particularly in uterine surgery, is injury to the ureters, sometimes due to the extent of the tumor or difficulty in removing the uterus. As you mention that the kidney doctor said a blockage was found, this may be a contributing factor, but usually is known prior to surgery. Other causes (unlikely here) may relate to drug toxicities, for example antibiotics or chemotherapy related. In general, if the patient goes into surgery with good kidney function, the prognosis for recovery is good once all the inciting factors are removed. ...Read more

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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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M south indian.Is it normal to have pain while getting erection 1 week after urinary catheterization and a kidney stone surgery done through my penis?

M south indian.Is it normal to have pain while getting erection 1 week after urinary catheterization and a kidney stone surgery done through my penis?

Post treatment: Complications from surgery or any invasive procedure need to be communicated to your doctor urgently. This sounds normal, but your physician is the one who should know this experience. ...Read more

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My mother has both femurs broken, significant blood loss, blood clots in her legs. How long before amputation or gangreane ? Diabetic, on dialysis for seven years, paralized from a stroke. It was 10 days before the breaks were found on xrays. Blood oole

My mother has both femurs broken, significant blood loss, blood clots in her legs. How long before amputation or gangreane ? Diabetic, on dialysis for seven years, paralized from a stroke.  It was 10 days before the breaks were found on xrays.  Blood oole

Variable.: She may not develop gangrene and she may not need an amputation. If would be difficult to predict such a thing without an actual physical exam and evaluation of clinical tests. Discuss her case with her physician, and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why so tired?Weak,shaky,nauseous, led pain,lower back and stormatch pain,restes legs etc after placement ivc stent 1 mounth ago. Is this normal?

Why so tired?Weak,shaky,nauseous, led pain,lower back and stormatch pain,restes legs etc after placement ivc stent 1 mounth ago. Is this normal?

It may be: a totally different issue but you should let your doctor know so he or she can do some blood work to determine if there is any infectious process that makes you feel so weak ...Read more

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How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

Not long: There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal. Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Severe l- sided back, side, and abdominal pain for 3 days. No kidney stones found, blood and cells in urine day one, pain and numbness same areas day 3?

Possible...: For the described clinical scenario, i would consider rare possibility of developing shingles (herpes zoster) besides common musculoskeletal pain. So, just watch and meanwhile, continue to be patient to collect and record the feature, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of events such as if being physically realted, and bring those to see doctor timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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My mom had gall bladder and uterus removal operation due to stone 3 months ago. Since then, she feels slight pain near to underarm-chest and back area?

My mom had gall bladder and uterus removal operation due to stone 3 months ago. Since then, she feels slight pain near to underarm-chest and back area?

Need more info: Not able to give you a good answer without some additional input- What was the reason for the Uterus operation? Were there any problems after the surgery? Are any other symptoms associated? (Fever, chills, cough...) ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms a person develops after passing a kidney stone? I passed my first kidney stone 3 days ago but still have discomfort in my kidne

Are there any symptoms a person develops after passing a kidney stone? I passed my first kidney stone 3 days ago but still have discomfort in my kidne

Yes: The kidney is covered in a very thick piece of skin that doesn't like to be stretched - when stone blocks urine flow the kidney can swell a bit and push on this skin. This is what triggers nausea/vomiting/pain. Once pressure gone there may be some local bruising that may take a few days to recover. Drink plenty of water - a bit of cranberry juice to help urine to have more acid to flush small grit ...Read more

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Urinating large amounts of blood the last 12 hours and right side kidney pain. Just kidney stones or more?

Urinating large amounts of blood the last 12 hours and right side kidney pain. Just kidney stones or more?

Stone... but...: With current clinical picture and past medical profile at 29, stone passing is very likely, but unusual bleeding from right kidney has to be ruled out with timely physical exam and urgent CT scan with & without contrast. So, go for urgent evaluation, comparison, care, and counseling. How to get these related things for good care done correctly? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best. ...Read more

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Ovary up high in abdominal cavity closer to ribs after hysterectomy , very small and not in normal position. Problem? Sorry didn't word last ? Right.

Ovary up high in abdominal cavity closer to ribs after hysterectomy , very small and not in normal position. Problem? Sorry didn't word last ? Right.

No: The actual position of the ovary after hysterectomy is not as important as whether there is good blood flow from the ovary into the general circulation to provide the necessary hormones to the patient.. ...Read more

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After several tests with urologist for hermaturia (all neg) sonogram showed a small kidney stone. I am noticing blood after urine sometimes after bowel movements, is this the stone or something else?

After several tests with urologist for hermaturia (all neg) sonogram showed a small kidney stone. I am noticing blood after urine sometimes after bowel movements, is this the stone or something else?

IgA nephropathy: A small kidney stone is unlikely to cause recurrent hematuria. Several kidney diseases can cause blood in the urine. The source of bleeding and the significance of hematuria can be determined by microscopic examination of urine. Iga nephropathy is a disease which tends to causes similar symptoms. Please see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Why am i having severe pains in the gallbladder and kidney areas (for months) but the tests for kidneys and gallbladder come back fine?

Why am i having severe pains in the gallbladder and kidney areas (for months) but the tests for kidneys and gallbladder come back fine?

Possible diagnosis: During the workup phase, (symptoms but no clear diagnosis) the patient/doctor relation is essential. Each negative test tells your doc what is ruled out. However, a negative test is not a guarantee and additional information is needed for your doc to say what is the cause. A tech hida scan may be helpful to evaluate the function of your structurally normal gallbladder. Hydrate and low fat diet. ...Read more

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Can flank pain from kidney stones be mild and move from left to right sides over a 3 week period. ?

Can flank pain from kidney stones be mild and move from left to right sides over a 3 week period. ?

Here are some ...: Stone-related pain stays on the same side and will not shift from side to side, except having concomitant pain related with joint, muscles, or nerves, which is not uncommon as we age. The degree of pain widely varies from no pain to unbearable excruciating pain depending on where and how the obstruction by stone is. So, see Doc to clarify possible confusion; that is not difficult to do. Best wish ...Read more

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My 61 year old friend discovered papillary cells in his ureter and renal pelvis. Should he take afinotib after the kidney and ureter are removed?

My 61 year old friend discovered papillary cells in his ureter and renal pelvis.  Should he take afinotib after the kidney and ureter are removed?

She should be seeing: An oncologist can address your questions better.From what you have written, i suspect that your friend has cancer(?Renal-pelvis/ureter). We first need to know if this is a kidney cancer or a transistional cell cancer(tcc of the renal pelvis). Surgery is the main treatment unless there is already spread of the tumor in which case some of the drugs like you mentioned(axitinib/afinitor) may be useful. ...Read more

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Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life .My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?

Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life .My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?

Talk to MD: This problem could have many causes. I would suggest an evaluation by a neurosurgeon. With mris and physical examination they would be able to offer a course of treatment. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones, had the surgery and for 2 days burning before and after urinating. What could this be?

History of kidney stones, had the surgery and for 2 days burning before and after urinating. What could this be?

Infection: Burning after surgery for kidney stone is usually due to urinary infection and, we need to examine a urine specimen and culture it and treat with increased fluis and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more