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Bulge on the flank. Had a partial nephrectomy due to mass in kidney. Pain in the surgical site. CT scan scheduled

I have a bulge on my left side flank and I have seen a urologist and he says there is no obstruction and I have had a partial nephrectomy and because of a mass that they found on my remaining kidney and they removed that and it was beign and I continue to have pain on the surgical site and I am scheduled for an CT Scan on Thursday
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Hi .
It is possible that the bulge is due to a weakness of the muscles of flank Have become weaker due to the surgery that was done earlier. This is by no means rare and luckily these do not cause trouble except if the bulge is very big and gets bigger on coughing or straining when you might have to do a mesh repair of the thinned out muscles.
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