I had a nephrectomy May 2019. Anyone notice any changes physically having a sole kidney? My energy level isn’t what it once was before my surgery. I occasionally have a drink with friends, not often, but I notice alcohol seems to disagree with me. I seem to have ill effects like headaches and more of a “hung over” feeling. I never drink more than 1-2 drinks. Also I notice if I don’t drink enough water I tend to feel more tired and I get a headache. My kidney function is normal. Everyone tells me people can live quite well with only one kidney. I told my PCP about my symptoms and he told me I should be fine with the single kidney as long as my labs are OK. Anyone else have any “symptoms” having a sole kidney? My surgery was 5 months ago.
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