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Doctor insights on: Exophytic Lesions Of Left Kidney

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My left kidney is lobulated and has a exophytic componet in the upper kidney pole is this normal? I do have back pain.

My left kidney is lobulated and has a exophytic componet in the upper kidney pole is this normal? I do have back pain.

Explanation.: Lobular kidney and even kidney stones could be the accidental findings on radiological exam and benign condition. Kidney related pain usually radiated to flank, more rare on back. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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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I have well defined exophytic mass in left kidney as per CT scan report. What does that mean? Is it cancer of the kidney?

I have well defined exophytic mass in left kidney as per CT scan report. What does that mean? Is it cancer of the kidney?

Possibly.: If the mass is solid this is one of the possibilities. The ct scan should indicate if it is solid, cystic, or a combination of the two. The size should also be given as well as an opinion regarding what this mass represents. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Large partially exophytic heterogeneously enhancing mid pole mass left kidney. CT w/ & w/o contrast. Doc said sorry it's cancer & left. Now what?

Large partially exophytic heterogeneously enhancing mid pole mass left kidney. CT w/ & w/o contrast. Doc said sorry it's cancer & left. Now what?

See urologist asap: Any mass in the kidney must be evaluated thoroughly by Urologist as soon as possible. If its cancer, it must be evaluted for surgical removal. SEE UROLOGIST ASAP ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed Asymmetric thickening on the anterior aspect of left kidney. Should I be worried. No definite focal lesions were identified.

Ultrasound showed Asymmetric thickening on the anterior aspect of left kidney. Should I be worried. No definite focal lesions were identified.

Here are some...: Need more info on general/specific history which was associated with why you got US of kidneys so to deduce the clinical significance of the asymmetric thickening on the anterior aspect of left kidney, although in reality it could be just a normal variation. If you need further evaluation with repeating US in 6-12 mons or a CT to further delineate what it may be, that should be decided by you & Dr ...Read more

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Contrast CT found 2 3mm lesions in left kidney and a 6mm lesion in right one, what could this possibly be?

Contrast CT found 2 3mm lesions in left kidney and a 6mm lesion in right one, what could this possibly be?

?????: Impossible to say without seeing scan. Lesion is a vague and general term that should be avoided.
Speak with doctor who ordered test. ...Read more

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Results from a CT scan. What does scattered high attentuating lesions in the left kidney mean? Also what does scattered ovarian follicles mean?

Spots on kidney, ova: High attenuating lesions are usually solid, & could b stones in the kidney. However, the CT scan won't figure that out. Only a crystal analysis of the urine or a biopsy would tell you for sure. Scattered means they are "all over' - probably on both sides, which argues against a tumor. Ovarian follicles, or eggs, can germinate in both ovaries - probably related to your menses, the finding is benign ...Read more

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How is an obstruction in left kidney treated?

How is an obstruction in left kidney treated?

Depends on cause: Obstruction of the kidney can be caused by many possibilities such as stones, strictures of the ureter (narrowing of the tube) from prior surgeries or radiation, cancerous causes that block the ureter, or ureteropelvic junction obstruction (born with kink or narrowing) in junction between kidney and the ureter. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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My rt kidney measures 11.2 the left kidney is 10.4 is that normal?

My rt kidney measures 11.2 the left kidney is 10.4 is that normal?

Could be normal: Could be normal.....a spilt GFR testing can tell you the percentage of each kidney is functioning. ...Read more

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Request help with cyst on left kidney?

Request help with cyst on left kidney?

Not always a problem: An isolsted kidney cyst is a fairly common finding, frequently noted on abdominal ultrasound. It is often benign, however, there are many types of cystic kidney disease that can be problematic. You should discuss this finding with your doctor to determine if further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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4cm mass on left kidney. What do that mean?

4cm mass on left kidney. What do that mean?

Kidney mass: First, it's important to know if it's a cyst (filled with fluid) or a solid mass (tissue). An ultrasound will be helpful to determine the difference. Cysts are very common and are usually found incidentally, and often don't require any intervention other than routine surveillance. A mass could be serious, and would require further testing. Your doctor can help you with the next steps of analysis. ...Read more

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What can be done for attenuation on my left kidney?

What can be done for attenuation on my left kidney?

Not clear by birth?: Attenuation is a sonographic term. Need more information before telling opinion. Infections can cause attenuation, poorly formed kidney can cause attenuation, some kind of cysts/masses can cause. Need to know whether it is uniform of attenuation of whole kidney or a part of the kidney alone. ...Read more

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Why does my left kidney hurt for a few days after sex?

Why does my left kidney hurt for a few days after sex?

Here are some. ..: This Q was answered not long ago. The hurting over left kidney area most likely results from the tension exerted on to the muscle and joints during sex, especially in some struggling to achieve orgasm. Besides, physical posturing during sex may play certain role in having postcoital muscle. If still bothering, seek pro-attention, evaluation, and counseling timely. ...Read more

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What it a tiny incidenta l of the cyst left kidney mean?

What it a tiny incidenta l of the cyst left kidney mean?

Not much!: What the radiologist is describing is unlikely to have any clinical significance or cause any problems. The small cyst may very well have been there your entire life. ...Read more

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I have a calculus of 5mm in left kidney, what must be done to outlet it?

I have a calculus of 5mm in left kidney, what must be done to outlet it?

Kidney stone: Most kidney stones that are 4 mm or smaller can be passed spontaneously. Stones that are bigger than 4 mm are more difficult to be passed spontaneously. There is a progressive decrease in the spontaneous passage rate, which is unlikely with stones ≥10 mm in diameter. With a stone diameter between 4 and 6 mm, about 50 percent required intervention. Drink lots of water and discuss with ur urologist. ...Read more

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My usg says " pelvicalyceal fullness in left kidney/'. what does it mean?

My usg says " pelvicalyceal fullness in left kidney/'. what does it mean?

Here are some...: Without clinical symptoms and history, fairly speaking, a professional could not deduce a clinically relevant diagnosis from the one-time finding of pelvicalyceal fullness in left kidney, although possible mild long-term functional "obstruction at the upper part of ureter needs to be considered. So, ask and discuss this finding with your doctor so to reach reasonable possible explanation. Best... ...Read more

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What can be done about an obstruction in the left kidney of a 5 yrs old boy?

What can be done about an obstruction in the left kidney of a 5 yrs old boy?

Remove obstruction: May be due to congenital vascular band consult pediatric urologist for further investigation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have calculus in left kidney measuring 4.5mm what procedure I will do for cure?

I have calculus in left kidney measuring 4.5mm what procedure I will do for cure?

Depends: 4.5 mm stone is at the upper limits of what may be passable through the ureter and into bladder. Usually < 5mm. Most urologists will give you a month trial to pass provided your kidney isn't swollen and functioning ok. He/she may also put you on something to help pass it. If becomes severely painful ESWL is the preferred choice if in kidney (shock wave). If moves, urologist may fetch. ...Read more

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I have one right kidney half in size than left kidney, can it affect normal life?

I have one right kidney half in size than left kidney, can it affect normal life?

See below: You can have one congenitally small kidney and have a normal function. Other causes sometimes associated with hypertension are narrowing of the blood vessel to the smaller kidney or a chronic blockage resulting in kidney shrinkage. Blood tests can help decide if the kidney function is normal, stable or deterirating. ...Read more

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Too much renin in left kidney. What could be the cause? And how can it be treated?

Renin...: ...Is produced in the kidney in response to low blood pressure in that kidney; most common cause of one-sided renin overproduction is stenosis, or narrowing, of one of the arteries that feed the kidneys. ...Read more

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What would happen if your right kidney got punctured and your left kidney remained untouched?

What would happen if your right kidney got punctured and your left kidney remained untouched?

Worrisome: Well, humans can live normally with only one kidney, however, a puncture in one kidney is extremely dangerous and is life-threatening because of internal bleeding and infection risk. That must be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Hello sir, "Two ecogenic foci of size 4.4-5 mm and 5-5.5 mm noted in left kidney" what does mean?

Stones: Echo producing structures of that size in the kidney are usually stones. I would recommend a kidney stone protocol CT scan without contrast for further clarification ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my left kidney is smaller than right one which was normal on 2 years ago?

What could be the reason why my left kidney is smaller than right one which was normal on 2 years ago?

? L small or R large: Likely mean left kidney now smaller:? Following kidney infection followed by scarring & contraction, ? Renal artery stenosis, ? Embolus/clot obstructing main or branch renal artery, ? Artery or venous thrombosis, ? Kidney damage following surgery for stone. If right kidney larger: could be from obstruction or tumor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my child to havr larger left kidney than right kidney. Or it is a kind of abnormality/disease?

Is it normal for my child to havr larger left kidney than right kidney. Or it is a kind of abnormality/disease?

Probably Normal: It depends on how the size of each kidney compares with the norm for your child's age. A determination of the function of the kidneys will also help clarify if this is a variant of normal or indicative of a disease process. It will be prudent to keep any requested follow up to discuss your child's result. Take care ...Read more