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ureteropelvic junction obstruction
nsproull posted:
After an extended UTI, I had an ultrasound and then CT scan and was told I have UJO (and have had for at least 5 years -if not congenital and just gradually worsened), at 66 years old and otherwise healthy. I had a stent put in a week ago, and I am still urinating every hour to an hour and a half, day and night. I can't get enough deep sleep and never feel rested or energetic.
Dr. is hoping I can regain some function in that kidney and will have a lasix renal scan late December, and stent removed in January. If no function, the kidney will be removed. I am totally taken by surprise. Also frustrated with the difference in instructions from my hospital exit papers and my Dr. AND the Dr.'s nurse. I want to give my kidney every chance to recover and want to do all of the right things. I am currently staying away from anything acidic - coffee, wine, cranberry juice, citric juice, and drinking at least 56 ounces of plain water a day. I would love suggestions, experiences, anything that might help. Thank you!

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