Oct 29, 2012 - 10:42 am
Hi gang, sorry to just drop by when I have a question.
I have been enjoying the last 5 months being in the 98% (as icemantoo says) who will not have any more issues after my RCC partial nephrectomy.
I had my surgery in May 2012 and my first CT scan is scheduled for December. I had the MAG3 scan a couple weeks ago and my smaller kidney is doing 43% of the work, which I take to be quite good.
My question is this. What conditions would cause you to contact your doctor and ask to get in earlier? Nobody really told me what I should watch out for in terms of symptoms that I may have ongoing issues.
I have been having some pretty intense hip pain for about 4 days that I have not experienced before. I don't want to panic, but don't know if I should see my primary care physician first assuming it is a new unrelated condition, or contact the urologist who ordered my CT scan for December and ask if I should come in earlier.
The pain is a little better today, but I don't want to ignore something it because I think earlier is better in these cases.
Any resources out there about what to be concerned about when you are in my position?
I truly have gone on with my life the last few months and have not had ongoing anxiety over the possibilities, but feel like I need some more information.
Thanks for your replies.