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Cause Of Lesion On Kidney
Several causes: Can be a cyst or several possibilities; best to check with your doctor or see a nephrologist. ...Read more
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
Have possible hemorrhagic cyst on kidney .lesion middle kidney . Having light bleeding . Can this b a sign it's ruptured or what would cause this ?
Need more info: To answer accurately, need more specifics. Most common kidney lesions are benign cysts. Additional kidney findings include complex cysts, benign tumors such as angiomyolipomas , and cancers. ...Read more
Depends.: Some lesions are benign, some malignant, and many unknown until treatment or a biopsy is performed. Many tumors, cysts, or kidney stones that are benign do not need treatment, and may be observed. Some benign lesions can enlarge in size to later cause problems, and require treatment though they are not cancerous. And malignant lesions should be treated by an experienced urologist. ...Read more
Lesion right kidney: This finding requires further characterization. If this was an ultrasound finding, then the choice is to do no further testing, vs repeat ultrasound in 4-6 months, vs undergo MRI with Gadolinium. This may be a simple cyst. Harmless. It may be a complex cyst, which is uncertain until further characterized by MRI. ...Read more
What does "kidney lesion most likely cyst but cannot definitively say since scan was unenhanced" mean?
Probably not a worry: A cyst is a fluid or sebum filled nodule encased in a membrane. It can have characteristics which suggest that it is harmless or that it may be cancerous and need further workup. This comment means that it is probably harmless, but they cannot say with 100% certainty what it is exactly without doing another test. I would consult with your doctor to decide if additional testing is truly necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In 2007 i was told i had a lesion on one kidney & a cyst on the other. Since then i never followed up on it, nor was i told to. If anything was to come of that, would it have done so by now?
Depends: A radiologist may be able to certify it as benign based on images (benign cysts are extremely common), or may do some dye studies. You have a right to find out from your physician what's the appropriate workup for your mass, and whether biopsy or some other means of getting tissue is in order. ...Read more
"Incidental low attenuation lesion" found in kidney. 7mm in size. What does "low attenuation" mean?
Low attenuation: means it absorbs less xrays. Usually this means that it is something less dense than adjacent tissue. For example, a fluid filled structure(such as a cyst) has lower attenuation than a solid mass. In the kidney, an incidental low attenuation lesion usually indicates a benign cyst. This can be confirmed with an ultrasound. ...Read more
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