Post Number: 5
|Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 10:32 pm: ||
I am 15 weeks post donation, is it possible to have phantom pains? I have a strong sharp pain in my missing kidney area. Should I be concerned?
Post Number: 525
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 05:59 am: ||
Good morning Nickles and on behalf of recipients I thank you.
It is known that some soldiers, losing a limb, have experienced phantom pain. I do not know if it is associated with nerve damage, scar tissue or if it is another issue.
However, I strongly urge you to contact the surgery team or consultant that evaluated you and discuss this issue with them.
Also, suggest you post your question on the Kidney-Pancreas Forum.
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Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 06:58 am: ||
I donated a kidney on June 7 this year. I never had "phantom" pains in my donation area. I strongly urge you to contact your transplant coordinator or doctor today. If there is an issue, such as infection, the earlier its caught, the better.
Post Number: 2665
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:26 am: ||
I felt like a pulling or tugging sensation for a good period of time, but never any pain that far out. I concur that you should probably give a call to the transplant center to have it checked out. Peace of mind is priceless!
Also, welcome Kathleen! We are glad you joined us!