Apr 01, 2009 - 4:56 pm
I am eight years out from a having my right kidney removed due to a maliginat tumor of 5cm in size. I went to all of my follow up treatments and all that showed up was a cyst on left kidney and was told that was normal. My cancer was found due to my gastrologist performing an ultra sound. He handed me a prescription for nexium and told me to get to an uroligist. To this day the scare is still numb. Any way I have bad cramps and charley horses in the muscle's on the side the kidney was removed. I am up to 2 Nexium a day and sometimes 3, I have gained a little weight back about twenty lbs since the cancer in 2001. I am very active at work and sometimes it is even very strainious. I also have a large knot below my center rib cage that is very tender to touch. Doctors have said this is normal. I haven't been back in for a check up in two years other than upper and lower GI's and sick a couple times. I guess my question is has anyone had any of these problems years after having the complete kidney removed. Should I go back to uroligist and tell them to do MRI or CT scans. I still have the ultrasound film of left kidney cyst, maybe I should get another ultrasound also? Any thoughts.