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what does a mass on your kidney mean

A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Renal mass: Renal masses are first defined as cystic or solid. 26% of renal masses are cystic and typically are benign. Solid renal masses include Renal Cell Car ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Two Kidneys: Yes. Of course. You have two kidneys and can survive with one.
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Dr. Sreenu Chakumgal
12 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you have another functioning kidney, you should be fine. If you don't have both kidneys, then you will have to undergo dialysis.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not accurate: X ray detects calcium i.e. Stones or calcification. Soft tissue masses and cysts are best evaluated by ultrasound or ct scan.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A standard: x-ray would be nearly useless in detecting a kidney mass unless the mass was very large, and even then it would be iffy.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: If it's superior to the kidney (on top of it), it's often arisen in the adrenal gland and if it's making you sick, it may be a pheo. These curious lit ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No idea: Get mri.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Beene
32 years experience Hospital-based practice
Possibly: If you have Bright's disease then it is best you see you Nephrologist or get a referral from you Primary care physician
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
If you are asking: ..If it could be cancer, i'm afraid the answer is yes. Bilateral kidney cancer can happen, especially in certain inherited traits like vhl but before ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney cancer: You should see a both a urologist first to see if a tissue diagnosis can be obtained. If it is positive for a cancer, get guidance from the urologist ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Hall
Specializes in Urology
Need more info: What kind of scan? Renal Ultrasound, CT (with and without IV contrast), MRI, etc? What did report say exactly? Perhaps simple cyst? If so, nothing to ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
The mass: The mass is the most concerning of these issues at present. A renal cell carcinoma has to be excluded in the presence of a solid renal mass at your ag ... Read More

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