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Does Kidney Cancer Show Up On Urine Test
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I'm 22 don't drink or smoke but my urine sometimes is dark yellow how likely is kidney cancer the cause? or liver damage if I haven't smoked
Urine color can be: A tip to something wrong, but dark amber urine usually means it is concentrated, and you have not drank enough water. Liver does excrete bile and bilirubin and it can be filtered into urine, but at levels where your skin and eyes would be yellow. Smoking is bad, but unlikely to be related. A urinanalysis can answer these questions and answers cheaply and accurately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I had kidney cancer, would it most likely show up on a CT scan even without contrast dye. they want to do another with dye. All other test neg.
38 yr male, good shape, avid runner.Traces of blood in urine.Dad diagnosed with kidney cancer at 40. Dr ordered ultrasound. Would this show cancer?
Not necessarily: Traces of blood in urine can result from many reasons, running and exercise is amongst few of the benign reasons, however it can be an early sign of cancer as well. A thorough investigation is mandatory for anyone with strong family history. One should consult the PCP right away and ideally should be evaluated by a Urologist. A kidney ultrasound is one of the many tests needed. ...Read more
Kidney cancer should I have surgery without a biopsy? The doctor recently found a growth on my kidney. I had an mri, cat, blood test and chest x-ray. No blood or protein in urine. The doctor wants to do surgery and remove all of the kidney as well. I've p
BIopsies : Biopsies are not often used to diagnose kidney tumors. The imaging studies you underwent (ct scan and mri) can provide sufficient information for a surgeon to decide if an operation is needed. A ct scan is one of the most useful imaging studies for detected kiney tumors because it gives the surgeon detailed/precise information in terms of size, location and shape of the tumor. A ct scan can also help to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. An MRI provides detailed images of the soft tissue and vessels in the body and can also be helpful in determining if the cancer has spread. Biopsies are only done on kidney tumors if the information provided in a ct scan was inconclusive. Your surgeon has enough information from the imaging studies to make valid recommendations for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a transvaginal us show your kidneys? I have hematuria on dipstick, afraid of kidney cancer. 30yr old female.
No: Transvaginal ultrasound is best used to look at structures related to uterus and ovaries. To visualize the kidntey one needs at CAT scan or MRI. Angiograms of the kidney are also used occasionally to visualize the vascular supply to a kidney lesion. The presence of hematuria should first be checked out by cystoscopy to see if there is a bladder lesion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had kidney cancer CT scan now show another small lesion in the same kidney but ultrasound does not?
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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