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How long till I can shower after a perc kidney surgery? Average time till the weeping at surgical site should stop?

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Dr. Donald Kim
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In brief: Answer Varies

If you are talking about placement of a percutaneous tube into your kidney, you can typically cover them and shower immediately.
Some docs will allow you to shower right over exiting tubes and drains. If they are laparoscopic wounds, typically ok after a day or two. "weeping" seems like a lot of drainage. Should have settled in 2-3 days after surgery. You need to check with your surgeon.

In brief: Answer Varies

If you are talking about placement of a percutaneous tube into your kidney, you can typically cover them and shower immediately.
Some docs will allow you to shower right over exiting tubes and drains. If they are laparoscopic wounds, typically ok after a day or two. "weeping" seems like a lot of drainage. Should have settled in 2-3 days after surgery. You need to check with your surgeon.
Dr. Donald Kim
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In brief: Soon

If small incisions and sealed, can shower almost immediately.
Drainage should be minimal, or none. If very much, see the surgeon. If fever, smell, pain see now!

In brief: Soon

If small incisions and sealed, can shower almost immediately.
Drainage should be minimal, or none. If very much, see the surgeon. If fever, smell, pain see now!
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