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Feeling your old kidneys?

coopscadoopTransplant Patient
July 26, 2023 in Kidney

Do any of you transplant patients experience pain in the old, diseased kidneys? Can you feel the tenderness through your back ever? So curious about your experiences!

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  • TServoldTransplant Patient

    I did for a while after transplant. I developed the itchiness about 6 months prior to my transplant and continued to feel it for about 6 months after transplant. Occasionally, I think I can feel them still... Usually then I go and drink some water. Its probably just my brain's way of reminding me to stay hydrated, or maybe I do still feel them...

    July 27, 2023
  • JeanmarieTransplant Patient

    My native kidneys shriveled up from Lupus Nephritis. They used to look for them on the ultrasound but after about 6 years with a transplant they eventually stopped looking. I do wonder where exactly they went though.

    July 29, 2023
  • Howanitz39Transplant Patient

    Yes I do and I am 2 years out. 💚

    August 3, 2023
  • fern22Transplant Patient

    Ive always felt kidney aches and pains from my diseased kidneys. They are injured, ya know? I feel them. I try to give that area of my body a lot of love and self-care through movement and massage.

    August 7, 2023
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