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Stiffness 6 months after surgery

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Joined: Feb 2012

Hi all,

It's my first time posting but I have been reading the posts regularly and it really helps to know others are out there dealing with the same things I have to dealing with.

Here's the story, I'm 31y/o male and I had a partial laproscopic right nephrectomy on Sept 1,2011. I had a 5.5cm hilar renal cell carcinoma. Dr. says he got it all, negative margins and he says my prognosis is excellent; he gave me a 2% "chance" of possible re-occurrence. My follow-up schedule is chest x-rays and abdominal ultrasounds every year (I requested every 6 months and he agreed). My question is this, does the follow-up schedule sound reasonable? Also, even though I'm 6 months post-op my upper right abdomen is quite stiff and twitches regularly. Ultimately it isn't painful but the sensation is quite noticeable and brings me a lot of anxiety. Has anyone else experienced this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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It is norma; to feel various aches and pains after surgery. Your particular pain escapes me. Check with your Doctor to make sure. Probably nothing, but err on the side of caution.


Posts: 2
Joined: Feb 2012

Thanks Iceman, I've seen numerous posts and your advice goes a long way. Going to the Dr. today for a 6 months checkup....fingers crossed!

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