Pain After Nephrostomy

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My mother who has stage 4 colorectal cancer has recently gotten a nephrostomy to try save her kidneys and allow her to continue chemotherapy. Its only been two days, but the pain seems to be like a lot and shes having trouble even finding a good resting position since the tubes are through her back. A couple questions - is there anything I can do to helps? Do back rubs, hot packs, etc help at all? Additionally, what positions can I suggest for her to sleep in? Many thanks

  • Hi  

    You might also like to post on the kidney cancer forum as they might actually have more experience.

    You could also phone our helpline 0808 808 0000 and see if one of the nurses could advise you .

    Take care ,


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