Hello all -
I'm about 8 weeks out from my kidney transplant and feeling OK (not as great as people said I would, but ok) and my biggest complaint is that every single day when I wake up, then several times a day until I go to bed, I have terrible cramping and pain just above the public bone where my bladder and uterus are. It's definitely gas pains but I never had this issue prior to the transplant. I take ducolax 2x per day, so I know it isn't constipation. But I can't figure out why just there and why now?
I have a small torso and two enlarged polycystic kidneys, which already made things crowded prior to the transplant, and my transplanted kidney is 13.8 cm, which looks huge in my body it definitely has to be encroaching upon that area. I don't know if that has anything to do with it? I don't drink soda very often, I don't eat gassy foods but it happens literally the moment I am conscious I'm awake and then every hour or so all day. I mentioned it to my surgeon, nephrologist, pharmacist and the nurse practitioners who see me every other week at my clinic appointments, but they all sort of blow it off like it's not a big deal. I'm returning to work next week and I can't imagine how I'm going to handle this while trying to work. Nothing helps, simethicone, Zofran, diet changes. I don't know if it's linked to the medication I'm taking since everything started after the transplant. Has anyone else had anything like this?