Management of nephrostomy tubes

By the time you leave hospital, your nurses will have taught you how to manage your nephrostomy tube. You should be able to continue normal activities, however make sure that you are careful and try not to make sudden movements.

Here are some tips to follow:

  • Change your bag as often as your doctor tells you to
  • Wash your hands before and after changing your bag
  • Drink lots of fluids. We recommend drinking 2 litres of water a day. This will reduce your risk of infection and ensure the tube remains healthy and open.
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