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2 months 3 weeks ago #55828 by Tealady24
Thank you very much! I know they say a little leakage is normal but It's annoying. I'll look into it.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #55827 by Cynthia
If it is near the incision it could be the connector or something as simple as needing to irrigate more often. Having said that the answer is you need to call your medical team and ask them to have a look at it. I had to do that a few times myself and it was always a simple answer. Now aren’t you glad you asked as I was no help at all? Hopefully we can be more help with your next question.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #55826 by Tealady24
Near the incision site but below it, where the tube has a small series of connections. It seems worse with the leg bag and not so much with the overnight catheter.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #55824 by Cynthia
Sorry you have to be here but welcome. I have had neph tubes where is the leak exactly?

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
President American Bladder Cancer Society

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2 months 3 weeks ago #55823 by Tealady24
Hi all,
Was diagnosed with stage 2 muscle invasive BC in July. I start chemo this week.
I have a nephrostomy tube which isn't too bad but leaks a little here and there.
Any suggestions?
Thanks and it's good to be here.

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