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Pain after partial nephrectomy

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RandaLeigh
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I had a partial nephrectomy on Feb 26 of this year. At my follow up appt 2 weeks post op I was told per my MD that the pain I was experiencing was normal. Now three months later I have a dull, nagging pain in that kidney. Almost a heavy feeling. From time to time I experience a fast, sever stabbing type pain! Is this normal? Anyone else experience this?

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Phredswife
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Don't know what is normal after a partial. Phred had a radical nephrectomy. If pain is increasing and it is worrying you don't muck around. See if you can get an earlier ct to relieve your anxiety. Hugs Melissa Smile

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RandaLeigh
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Thank you Melissa! Lots of prayers for Phred as well. :)

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Phredswife
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Thankyou Smile

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icemantoo
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Randa,

All of us go thru aches and pains after a neph. I am not sure that these are less with a partial neph. Most times they are normal. Sometimes there may be complications. If in doubt discuss this with your surgeon.

 

Icemantoo

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APny
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I had a partial open nephrectomy in March. I don't have any pain except some sensitivity around the incision. Have you asked your doctor about it?

aamdsi
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I get a "ache" feeling when I've had a real physical day (running, gardening, the such).  I also do get twinges every now and then, like long needles and they can be eye opening (to say the least).  As for the heavy feeling - yes, if I sit too long then when I stand up, it feels like I have a wad of padding there.  Moving around seems to get rid of that pretty easily. 

The incision is still acting/feleling strange too.  From as if ants are crawling all over it to itchy, to just plain tender. I refer to those days as BIDs (Bad inscision days).

Just had my 3 month post and Dr. said that it was all normal.  But he also said that if I had any feaers or concerns - that is what they are there for.

Does this help?

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GSRon
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I am over two years past my radical neph... still get pains all over the mid section.. part of the "program" I am told..  and with each scan I get the.. "you have issues, but they are not in your mid section.. "   Yes get it checked out to be sure.. but do not be surprized is some of the aches are permanent..  But then.. this is much better than the alternative...

Ron

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