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had kidney cancer and having pain in the only kidney
ohsheliatoo posted:
I am having pain in my back near my kidney and running a fever, went to the ER cause the pain was so bad and they did a CT scan and blood work. I had a bladder infection a few weeks ago and have been on Bactrim and they said it was clear. The only thing that showed up on CT scan was that I have a large ventral hernia in the small and large bowel. They gave me Dilaudid 1 mg and this helped for 2 hrs and they have me another mg. I had a low grade fever and they didn't tell me anything. I'm worried because this is the same hospital that said I had kidney stones when I had kidney cancer. So I don't trust hospitals to much. Also dealing with high blood pressure that meds aren't working. Help!
john-skpt responded:
Do you have a doctor that you trust, a urologist, an oncologist, maybe a gastroenterologist?

Pains in the abdomen on their own are just not good indicators of the real source of a problem. The herniated are could be the cause, and could eventually (and suddenly) become quite dangerous, but so are other muscle tears, and I suppose that a recurrence of a mass might have happened (though with the CT done and no sign of it, that seems less probable).

But I wouldn't ignore it or just try to get by with pain killers. Whatever is the cause, you need some medical help to trackit down. And that probably isn't going to come from the ER; they just don't have the time or the staff to do detailed and thoughtful diagnostic work.

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