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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Angiomyolipoma Kidney

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2cm angiomyolipoma and 2 small cysts left kidney, scan again in 6 months to measure growth, will they need treatment?

2cm angiomyolipoma and 2 small cysts left kidney, scan again in 6 months to measure growth, will they need treatment?

No: These are benign entities. Angiomyolipomas are only treated if they are very large, due to propensity to spontaneously bleed. Small ones, like yours, are of little or no concern. ...Read more

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The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Male. 34yrs old with angiomyolipoma on kidney. Treatment? What it is associated with? Surgery? Risks? Lower back pain intermittently.

Male. 34yrs old with angiomyolipoma on kidney. Treatment? What it is associated with? Surgery? Risks? Lower back pain intermittently.

See below: It may not need treatment and be just followed by imaging to ensure that it is not growing. If treatment is needed, it need not be invasive surgery, the lesion could be treated by embolizing the blood vessel.
See this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Urology-textbook. Com/angiomyolipoma-kidney. Html ...Read more

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My mum's x-rays appeared angiomyolipoma in her kidney?!

My mum's x-rays appeared angiomyolipoma in her kidney?!

Benign: Usually angiomyolipoma appears as a tumor of the kidney containing fat and blood vessels on ultrasound. It is benign. But, beware, large tumors could bleed heavily with trauma. ...Read more

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Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

Too small right now: This is too small to worry about. Unless it becomes bigger with more time, you can ignore it. I would ask you to get it rechecked it in 6 to 12 months and look for any growth if it gets larger than it has to be removed which is the best way to manage it provided it is getting bigger in size. ...Read more

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How safe is embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney?

How safe is embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney?

Depends on reason: Embolization is indicated for renal angiomyolipomas in the setting of bleeding from the tumors. In such cases, the procedure can be life-saving and can also help preserve kidney tissue (as opposed to taking the whole organ out). In skilled hands, it is considered to be relatively safe and necessary procedure. As with all vascular procedures, the major risk is bleeding from the site. ...Read more

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Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Agiomyolipoma: The recovery should be fast if laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery is offered, but a 2.5 cm Agiomyolipoma does not need to be operated on and could be safely observed. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for me to have an embolism for a 2.5cm angiomyolipoma that a biopsy just resulted in (left kidney)?

Is it necessary for me to have an embolism for a 2.5cm angiomyolipoma that a biopsy just resulted in (left kidney)?

Symptoms?: If getting symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, altered kidney function, then may need this common, benign abnormality treated. If shown to be benign, and none of the above, then simply observation/monitoring may be fine. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Right Kidney ultrasound shows 25x21 mm size angiomyolipoma. Is it considered large? What should be done about it. Currently there are no symptoms.

Right Kidney ultrasound shows 25x21 mm size angiomyolipoma. Is it considered large? What should be done about it. Currently there are no symptoms.

Angiolipoma: 22 mm is 2 cm which is moderate size. Angiolipomas are benign so would just monitor especially since there are not symptoms and surgery is not without risk.

http://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/angiolipoma/ ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is angiomyolipoma of the kidney?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is angiomyolipoma of the kidney?

Benign tumor: They are most common benign tumor of kidney. Comprised of vascular cells, smooth muscle cells ; fat cells they are liable to spontaneous hemorrhage. Most commonly seen in patients with tuberous sclerosis. Usually do not require intervention. Optimal management is conservative to preserve as much normal functioning kidney tissue as possible. Large tumors can often be managed by embolisation. ...Read more

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Embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney, can you tell me more about this?

Embolization for angiomyolipoma on kidney, can you tell me more about this?

Can be done: Angiomyolipoma or AML is a fatty tumor often considered a benign disease. It can be solitary or part of a genetic complex called tuberous sclerosis and present with many deposits. It carries a risk of bleeding. Embolization or placing coils into the small arteries feeding the mass is one way to treat it. The decision may require careful evaluation of the size and location of the mass. ...Read more

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What is an angiomyolipoma on the kidney? I am afraid of cancer. Labs all normal. Getting MRI with and without contrast next week. No symptoms.

What is an angiomyolipoma on the kidney? I am afraid of cancer. Labs all normal. Getting MRI with and without contrast next week. No symptoms.

Angiomyolipoma: These are a type of BENIGN renal neoplasm. So yes it is a cancer but it is a benign form. These are the most common benign solid kidney tumor. Most of the cases are random events typically in females and around 40 years old. The other 20% of cases have an association with certain neurological disorders. They may cause flank pain, hematuria and can spontaneously rupture causing bleeding. ...Read more

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My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

Multi problem girl: OK improve you nutrition eat well balanced diet, don't drink you will damage further if you take care of yourself possible to revert neglect may lead to cirrhosis. GB polyp need observation if is less than 2 cm, considered pre-malignant may need removal. L kidney one benign need observation only regular MD Ck ups, OK not that bad right! ...Read more

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I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

Sounds fine: Water isn't a burden on your kidneys. Only late in the course of kidney failure will there be a need to restrict, for the sake of the rest of your body. Hopefully that won't happen. Do look for a cause of your renal insufficiency other than your TS / lipomas. If it's just loss of renal mass from compression, ACE inhibitors might slow progression. Keep learning & glad you asked. ...Read more

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Why do I need a abdomen and pelvic CT scan for small suspected kidney angiomyolipoma?

Why do I need a abdomen and pelvic CT scan for small suspected kidney angiomyolipoma?

Angiomyolipoma: I assume something was seen on an ultrasound that might be an angiomyolipoma (AML)? The ultrasound appearance can be suggestive of AML, not diagnostic. It could still be other types of masses. The CT appearance should be diagnostic, because CT can specifically detect the fat in the AML that confirms the diagnosis. Not sure why pelvic CT necessary if AML confirmation is only issue. ...Read more

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Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should I see a nephrologist?

Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should I see a nephrologist?

Angiomyolipoma: A small angiomyolipoma of 4 mm does not require special care by a nephrologist. See a urologist. Be followed with ultrasound every 6 months to determine if it grows. An interventional radiologist can perform cryoablation of these or they can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Stage 1 grade 3 kidney cancer 3 years ago 9 mm echogenic focus in the mid to upper left kidney likely represents a small angiomyolipoma. Cancer back?

Stage 1 grade 3 kidney cancer 3 years ago 9 mm echogenic focus in the mid to upper left kidney likely represents a small angiomyolipoma. Cancer back?

Probably Not: Probably not - amls are benign tumors, with generally a characteristic appearance on us.

However, especially given your history, please keep following the plan for surveillance you and your doctor (s) have come up with.

Closer scrutiny of this finding as well as the rest of your body is very important. ...Read more

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Ct with dye fnd spots in kidneys, radio thought they may be angiomyolipoma but cld not b sure. Also chronic changes in lung bases. Any cause 4 concern?

Ct with dye fnd spots in kidneys, radio thought they may be angiomyolipoma but cld not b sure. Also chronic changes in lung bases. Any cause 4 concern?

Angiomyolipoma Dx: The addition of MRI to rule out angiomyolipoma helps a little. It is also a good way to follow the lesion to see if it grows (no radiation and the dye is safer).
Chronic lung changes in a 35 yo is nonspecific and needs clinical correlation. Some folks may do breathing tests if there are symptoms like shortness of breath, even if only for baseline. Everyone should quit smoking ASAP. ...Read more

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My father (49 years) is suffering from angiomyolipoma, what is treatment?

Bleeding?: Kidney angiomyolipomas are usually benign and asymptomatic but can bleed particularly if they get large (around 4 cm). Treatment for bleeding is putting a catheter into the the artery or arteries supplying the tumor and then occluding the bleeding vessels with coils placed through the catheter. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain (Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. ...Read more

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Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

None really: Nothing other than surgery has proven to be effective for cataracts. Surgery is so highly successfuly that there is nothing to be worried about. Alternative supplements, maneuvers and medications are of no benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Yes, 3: There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies.
1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid.
2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms.
3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

None: There are no dependable alternative treatmens to my knowledge for sick sinus syndrome. However, everyone can benefit from good organic whole food vitamin/mineral supplementation, acid free; toxin free diet; check out my website for details: www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - I will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Breast cysts?: I have a couple of colleagues who tell me they've had success with evening primrose oil. Mainstream medicine has little to offer here. Best wishes. ...Read more