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my friend had a operation for Kidney, he had dialysis,now they

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my friend had a operation for Kidney, he had dialysis,now they couldn't continue dialysis. they said he has infection on kidney, so they put a tube on his chest, Why is that?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

There must have been some fluid around the lungs or air around the lungs (pneumothorax) that could have caused difficulty in breathing or was causing difficulty in breathing.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Infected fluid around the lungs (empyema) is another reason for putting a tube around the lungs.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is the tube in the upper part of the chest or in the lower part (loin)?

Customer:

exactly i dont know,where is the part, because i want just to know, is that a serious condition

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Well, it could be a tube called as PCN.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

percutanoues neprostomy.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

which is placed to drain pus from around the kidneys

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So that may be the tube because you mentioned kidney infection.

Customer:

so is it serious

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Well, it is usually a treatable infection.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Not usually life threatening if treated appropriately like it is being treated.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would not worry a great deal if it is being treated appropriately.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

why is that necessary?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Because it is necessary to remove pus around the kidneys

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Once the pus is removed the infection can be cured much easily.

Customer:

they are waiting for a kidney donor for kidney transplant

Dr. Shahzad MD :

ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That's good.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Kidney transplant would be the best thing.

Customer:

what is this mean pus

Dr. Shahzad MD :

wait I will send you a picture on how it looks like. It is the infectious fluid that accumulates when there is infection.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

thank u very much

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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