Jun 02, 2013 - 2:33 pm
I'm 4 days post op, having had a radical nephrectomy of right kidney. Though I have had a fair amount of discomfort in my belly, it cannot compare to the lower back pain I'm having. I just wonder if this is normal. I'm getting around pretty good, making sure I don't sit too long or lay too long in one position and I'm drinking plenty of water. I feel like I'm doing all the right things but the lower back pain persits. I know that people who suffer with kidney infections and/or stones have lower back pain but I have never had an issue with my kidneys, or so I thought, until I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with RCC. In all of my research, and I've done alot, I haven't read too much about other people having lower back pain post surgery which, again, begs the question, is this normal?