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Reasons for Procedure
A nephrostomy is done to drain urine from your kidney. This needs to be done when urine cannot come out through the ureters, bladder, and urethra as it normally does. Specific conditions that may cause this include:
- Damage to the bladder
- Blockage in ureter (tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder) due to:
- Kidney stone
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A nephrostomy may also be used to look at the kidneys and ureters before other procedures are done, like kidney stone removal. This may also help your doctor make a diagnosis.