I had my left kidney remove via laproscopic surgery in 2000 at age 30, stage 1-2 RCC.
Over the years since the surgery, from time to time, but not often, I have had some dull pain in the flank area where the kidney was removed. The past 6 or 8 weeks the pain is more frequent especially after a phisically active day. I have always been thin but have lost some weight recently by eating a bit healthier, seems to coinside with the increase in pain, but of coarse I am worried about the cancer returning. I am on the books for a ct scan next week, first one in several yrs.
I am wondering if anyone out there has had a similar occurance with pain so long after the procedure ?
does it seem possible to anyone that the surgical clips could be digging/moving into somewhere they shouldnt be as a result of the weight loss ?
Any info is greatly appreciated,,,