0 Post renal tx heaviness on operated and surrounding area. Is this normal ?? Posted by shahariar on October 14, 2013 at 10:08pm I am feeling some mass or heaviness on my operated area after 3 months of post tx. Friends is this normal ?? I got kidney on rt. side. E-mail me when people leave their comments – Follow
Even a couple of years after transplant, I never did get all the feeling back in my nerves over the transplant site. It's numb to this day. Looks like the surgeon may have damaged a nerve there or something.
That doesn't bother me.
I don't know for sure what you are experiencing, but I can tell you what I am going through. I am 2 months out of a liver and kidney transplant, and I too have some heaviness around the kidney. Mine is a fluid pocket, 2 of them in fact. One was pressing against the kidney, so it was drained last week. The other, larger pocket has not been drained, but I willbe begging until it is.
I am 3 years out from Kidney Panc transplant. I have a noticeable protrusion where my kidney sits. It was very strange at first but with time you get used to it. It is a new normal. My kidney was placed on my Left side. As far as the nerve sensations. I have almost all of the feeling back in the transplant area, just not directly over the scar. So over time you will feel "normal" again.
I too has a kidney transplant (graduated to 6 months now.....I have mine on right side also. all I an say to you, by what you are describing, is the nerves healing, also if I am dehydrated( check to see how much they want you to drink per day...I fell a dull pain where they joined the kidney to bladder. For sure u are still getting blood tests done weekly, and seeing the clinic monthly still, they keep very very close eye on all your blood work. For sure call them up, and ask if this is normal;! Good luck!!! Sue