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Is it dangerous for kidney to operate hernia ?

Dear Sir, My father has only 1 kidney in function since childhood. and functioning kidney is almost covered with stone, as told by Neurologist in Bhopal. my father is also suffering with hernia . doctors here says it may be dangerous for kidney to operate Hernia, as medicines given after operation may harm kidney. Sandeep Gargava Bhopal
Asked On : Tue, 2 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
welcome to health care magic
in the query you didn't mention about the size of the stone in the kidney..depending upon the size and composition of the stone various treatments are there including PCNL,shock wave lithotripsy..
Or if the size is too small go for heavy intake of water,,it naturally gets cleared in the urine..
If the stone is removed from kidney,then kidney function gets normalized..
Hernia is not an surgical emergency unless it gets strangulated(sudden pain)..
So 1st get corrected for kidney stone and then for hernia.
Hope you understand my suggestion
have a speed recovery
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
If the single kidney is completely covered with a stone then he needs to get the stone operated first. After the stone is removed and the renal function comes back to normal then you can discuss with your doctor about hernia removal surgery.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Tue, 2 Aug 2011
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Nephrologist Dr. Avinash Ignatius's  Response
Im not sure what it exactly means that kidney is covered in stone - it could be either nephrocalcinosis (calcium deposits within the tissues) or does he actually have a stone blocking the kidney. As suggested if it is a stone blocking the kidney it should be removed. Operating for a hernia with a kidney problem is easily possible in any good centre. Appropriate precautions will have to be taken regarding medications and surgery to avoid excessive stress to kidneys. Any good nephrologist will be able to assist you with that.
Answered: Wed, 3 Aug 2011
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