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Discharge instructions from Interventional Radiology after removal of nephrosotmy or biliary tube

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    REMOVAL OF NEPHROSTOMY OR BILIARY TUBE

    These instructions will help you take care of yourself at home.

     

    Diet

    You may resume your diet today.  You may choose to start with liquids and advance your diet as tolerated.  No alcohol for 24 hours.

     

    ActivitY

    If you have received sedation medication, do not make important personal or business decisions or sign important documents for 24 hours. Rest for the remainder of the day.  Resume normal activity tomorrow.  No driving or operating heavy machinery for 24 hours.

     

    IV SITE

    The IV site may be sore.  Warm compresses for 15-30 minutes every few hours will help.

     

    CARE OF PUNCTURE SITE

    Do not immerse your old tube site in a tub or swimming pool until completely healed.  Your old tube site may leak up to several days.  If it is leaking, change the dressing as needed.  The dressing may be left off when the site is no longer leaking.  Leaking may persist for up to 1 day.  If leaking persists for longer than 1 day, call the number below to speak with someone in Interventional Radiology.

     

    MEDICATIONS

    • See medication record ________________________        
                      N/A
    • Prescription given ____________________________      
                      N/A

     

    Infection

    Watch for signs of infection such as fever, chills, increased pain, redness or swelling
    at old tube site.  Call the phone number below or your primary doctor at the first sign
    of infection.

     

    FOLLOW-UP

    • 4-week follow-up appointment made. ______________________
                     N/A

     

    WHEN TO CALL

    If any signs of infection occur, as listed above, please call the number below or your primary doctor.   Also call the Interventional Radiology department for any bleeding or leaking that does not stop, fever, vomiting chills or pain.

    If you have any questions or problems, or need to change an appointment, please call:

    • 7:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday (434) 924-9401
    • After hours and weekends (434) 924 9400. 
      Ask for the Angio Interventional Radiology Fellow on call
    • UVA Toll Free number (800) 251-3627
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