A nephrostomy tube (nephrostomy catheter, nephrostomy drainage, PPNS, renal catheter) is a hollow tube that is inserted into the renal pelvis at one end to collect and drain urine, and at the other end it is attached to a urine collection bag to collect urine. The nephrostomy tube passes through the skin and may also be referred to as percutaneous drainage or PTSD. A nephrostomy is installed by a urologist in the operating room under anesthesia. Nephrostomy drainage is installed on one or two sides, depending on the kidney damage and the existing pathologies. Urine drains into a special bag-urine collection bag, which is attached to the patient's leg or hung near the bed (in the case of bedridden patients).
In some cases, patients with urological pathology are prescribed the installation of a nephrostomy or nephrostomy drainage. This is due to the inability to drain urine from the kidney in a natural way, for example, due to narrowing of the ureter, urolithiasis, inflammatory processes, often after surgery on the organs of the urinary system. Let's take a look at what a nephrostomy is and how to live with it.
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Try not to "pull it out". In case of careless movement, jerking, active physical activity, you can accidentally delete it. In this case, immediately consult a doctor and under no circumstances try to put it back in place yourself! Also, carefully monitor elderly patients or persons with mental disorders, inadvertently, they may independently try to remove the nephrostomy.
In what cases is it worthwhile to immediately consult a doctor?
-When the temperature suddenly rises to 38 C.
- Pain in the side.
- Redness, swelling of the skin and its soreness around the nephrostomy.
- Discharge of pus or blood from the nephrostomy.
-If there is blood in the urine (the urine becomes pink, reddish or burgundy).
-In case you are unable to flush the catheter yourself.
-In case of catheter malfunction.
-In case the drainage catheter fell out or you pulled it out accidentally. Never try to insert it back yourself!
Go to the admission department of the health care facility immediately or call an ambulance. The hole needs to be covered with a bandage. The earlier you see a specialist, the lower the risk of infection and the easier the process of installing a new nephrostomy catheter.
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