... around my right kidney a month after the Partial Nephrectomy? I have been doing great since the surgery, but yesterday this pain began in my back. It seems to get worse after I eat, and believe me I stay on my kidney diet, especially since I now only have one partial kidney, the other having been removed in 2004. I still drink lots of water. Just can't figure out the irritating pain now. No other symptoms to speak of. Bowels working fine, urinating fine and my blood pressure is okay. I have an appointment with my Nephrologist next week, but a bit concerned that since this pain started a month after the surgery. Also, I have been careful about over doing or lifting anything at all. Hoping someone has an idea what is happening
Do you still have your gallbladder? Is the pain on the right side, left side or both? Gall bladder pain is Right sided and sometimes it is felt in the back rather than under the front ribs on the right where it is located. Sometimes patients say the pain goes clear through to their back and some only complain of back pain or front pain in under the right side ribs. The pain often occurs after meals, particularly after a high fat meal. Heart burn sometimes is felt more in the back than the front as well. I would definitely have your Dr check into this further to see what is going on. I suffered for more than 20 years with gall bladder pain and yet I never had stones. They first began to suspect I had gall bladder issues in my early to mid twenties but all the tests were negative for stones. I suffered silently after meals for many years until in my 40's, it got so bad I couldnt stand it any longer and I started to get quite ill. By this time they had come out with the HIDA scan which although my US (ultrasound) was negative for stones, the HIDA showed that my gallbladder simply didnt function right and so I had a surgical removal. My surgeon came into see me the day after it was removed and told me "Your gall bladder has been bad for some time" which wasnt news to me, I knew that!
You can try some antacid (if it is allowed) to see if that helps. If it is simply heartburn, it will help. If not, then the Dr is going to need to look into the matter. Tell me where in your back is the pain located?
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