Question post nephrectomy

Dweebs Member Posts: 4

I had my right kidney removed April 17, 2018 (stage 1 RCC) and have been recently having a lot of cramping and pain in the area where my kidney was.  I had my 3 month check at the beginning of August and my labwork and abdominal ultrasound came back normal.  Has anyone had this happen?



  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    4 months out



    At 5 months out soreness and still some pain is nomal.  Cramping not so much. Have it checked out by not only your surgeonm but your GP as well as it could be other issues.




  • a_oaklee
    a_oaklee Member Posts: 566 Member
    edited September 2018 #3
    Follow up

    Agree with Iceman.  It's most likely just postop aches.  However, it's been 6 months almost since surgery and I think you could request chest, abdomen and pelvic scans at this point in time.

  • BodyWar3
    BodyWar3 Member Posts: 2
    edited September 2018 #4
    I had a radical nephrectomy

    I had a radical nephrectomy in 2003 and I still feel the nerve damage.



  • BodyWar3
    BodyWar3 Member Posts: 2
    edited September 2018 #5
    facebook support group

    A new support group on facebook called :  UP ALL NIGHT SICK  It is for people who are up in the night and want company.

  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 966 Member
    Takes time

    You just underwent a pretty significant surgery.  Give your body time to heal.  It will take several months for you to feel back to "normal".


  • Dweebs
    Dweebs Member Posts: 4
    edited September 2018 #7
    Dr. Appt

    I ended up going to see my family Dr. and he put me on prednisone for two weeks.  He thinks that it is inflammation....I am going in for a recheck on Tuesday as I don't really feel any better.  I do need to realize that my surgery was major and i need to allow myself time to "get back to normal".  

    thank you guys for everything!