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what does spot on kidney mean

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
43 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
A cyst: A spot usually refers to a cyst which is basic abubble in the organ containing fluid. Most cysts are benign, especially if only a few are found.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
25 years experience Urology
Not Likely Related: Identification of a kidney mass requires xrays to determine its benign or malignant nature. Most often a ct scan without and with dye is done. If an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
20 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Need more info.: A "spot" on the liver could be anything from a benign cyst to a tumor. I'm not at all certain what the "fullness" of the kidney is and and gallbladde ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
36 years experience Radiology
Cysts: was the test ultrasound?cysts are ok and are dark or black on us
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
On ultrasound: The white spots are calcifications in the material of the kidney (nephrocalcinosis) or stones (nephrolithiasis). Chronic kidney disease can also give ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Doppler: A regular ultrasound shows shades of black and white to identify kidney sizes and structures. A doppler senses flow to (red) and from (blue) the pro ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Without the information to review it is hard to understand what you are describing. Dark on x-rays generally mean a fluid filled space.Since you did n ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hard to answer: We have only 400 characters; a picture is worth 1000 words. Get a copy of the ultrasound pictures AND report, & upload them onto HealthTap prime t ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Kidney area pain: It is important to get a diagnosis. Please see your doc. It MAY be muscle strain, kidney stones, or something else. Your doc will help you identify ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Yes: Ultrasound is a very good initial screening test for the kidneys.It can help identify kidney stones, obstruction of the kidneys, and tumors. If the ul ... Read More
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