I had reflux surgery 40 yrs ago at the age of 5. For the past 10 yrs I have pain in my right kidney. I have had IVP, nuc scan with lasix,ct scan.
My blood and urine come back normal(except when I have infection). When the pain is bad I suffer frequency with small output, sometimes burning and smelly urine, I then take in a sample and it comes back okay. My right kidney fnctions at 24% and is small, my left normal but slightly large. The pain is on the right and I experence it every day at verying degrees. The urlogist says he can remove the right but does not really want to until it functions below 15%. I am tired of having pain every day. Does anyone know what this condition is called or have any ideas on how to cope with the pain?
sounds like we have close to the same thing. Did they put any stents in your kidney? My surgery was called a pyleoplasty, and its in the left kidney. I was going to a urologist. In my case, they will not remove it even though there is no function. I'm still looking for answers though. Don't give up. Good luck!!
I asked my Dr. to send me a report on my condition. This is what his impression is "Renal atrophy and underlying chronic pyelonephritis in right kidney with 24% funtion. If the pain can not be tolerated he can proceed with nephrectomy. This can be accomplished with hand-assisted laparoscopic or possibly straight laparoscopic approach."
Has anyone had this done, and what could I expect?