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Nephrostomy Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a nephrostomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Damage to nearby organs and tissue
  • Kidney function loss
  • Blood clots
  • Reaction to the anesthesia (eg, light-headedness, low blood pressure, wheezing)
  • Pain

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Liver failure
  • Pregnancy
  • Use of blood thinners
  • Long-term illness

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Catheter problems:
  • Urine no longer drains
  • Catheter is bent or twisted
  • Leakage around the catheter
  • Signs of infection, including fever or chills
  • Urine becomes cloudy, bloody, or smells bad
  • Sudden pain
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, a lot of bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.



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