Hi, I'm new here, this is my first contact.
I'm not sure where to begin or how much to divulge at first. The short of it is that I have a very persistent, very productive renal cyst, left kidney upper pole, anterior. I have complained of abdominal pain for twelve years, the last two I have been very ill and in pain. The only relief is when I get the cyst drained which has occurred four times, one of those was laproscopic surgery to remove the cyst membrane…but, it came right back. Since that surgery I have been told there is nothing else to be done. The last two times that it has been drained I opted for local anesthetic and the moment the pressure is relieved, I am relieved, and the symptoms subside…..then it gradually reasserts its dominance over my life in the form of lethargy, pain, shakiness, nausea…the works.
Am I in the right place to ask questions and try to get some help?