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Dominick0711
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im two weeks and three days post partial nephrectomy and I’m still draining a lot of fluid, anywhere from 40-65ml and based on tests of the fluid I am leaking urine.  It seems like a long time after surgery and a little internet research tells me this shouldn’t be happening.  My surgeon said it could be “weeks” but will eventually stop.  I’m wondering if anyone else had this experience.  Also worried about having to have more surgery of this doesn’t correct itself?!  Anyone have any experience here.  I know my collecting systems were involved which ups the likelihood that this wil be a problem.

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APny
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I had it for quite a while. It's almost five years ago so not exactly sure about the time but it may have been two weeks. It did stop and I'm sure yours will too.

Wehavenotimeatall
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mine was a normal robotic partial and my drain was taken out on day four 

and was fine after

i would be panicking 

are you panicking 

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Dominick0711
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I wouldnt say I’m panicking because the doc has assured me it can take several weeks especially when the collection systems are implicated.  It seems to be up and down based entirely on my fluid intake.  

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Dominick0711
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APNY! Thank you! Just as you Predicted at Three weeks and one day post surgery it just stopped out of nowhere! They are removing tomorrow and I am so relieved.  Thank you for your words of encouragement!

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APny
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Super! It'll be such a relief to get rid of that obnoxious drain. Happy for you!

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