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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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I medium size mass & 3 smaller in liver & 1 medium size mass on left kidney what benign conditions ? Biopsies will be done next week dr says not cyst

I medium size mass & 3 smaller in liver & 1 medium size mass on left kidney what benign conditions  ? Biopsies will be done next week dr says not cyst

Liver mass: The best thing to do is to wait for the biopsy. to provide you a possible diagnosis one needs to know more about mass, like is it solid, is it echogenic? was the imaging done with contrast, so on and so forth. ...Read more

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Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Ask your doctor...: More info on your general health profile will help decision-making. Clinically, nowadays, you have 3 reasonable options to follow including: 1, if young and healthy, do laparoscopic partial nephrectomy; 2. if reluctant, do biopsy to decide benignancy or malignancy - if malignant, operate as that in 1.; if benign, watch and see; 3.consider radio-frequency or cryo ablation. More? Ask... Or See me... ...Read more

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My husband had cat scan done last week they found a 2x1.8 CM heterogenous in attenuation on left kidney suspicious for neoplasm can this be cance?

My husband had cat scan done last week they found a 2x1.8 CM heterogenous in attenuation  on left kidney suspicious for neoplasm  can this be cance?

Concern: You are asking a serious and life altering question that will require expertise (biopsy?), kindness, follow-up and coordinated Medical Care. This must be done through your physician and the team of physicians required for your husband's case. Wishing you strength as the answers come. ...Read more

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My child right kidney function 98%, left function 2%.How could it can possible full funtion of left kidney?

My child right kidney function 98%, left function 2%.How could it can possible full funtion of left kidney?

See below: It is possible your baby has a congenital defect in the left kidney, or ref lux. Normally both have equal function. It is likely the right kidney is contributing to all of total expected function, and your doctor will be able to determine that. This needs to be closely monitered and any possibility of reversibility.Most children are fine with one functioning kidney. ...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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I have gone through lft. My total protein level is 8.1 and sgpt is 40. In usg shows left kidney has minimal fullness of pelvicalyceal system. Need adv

I have gone through lft. My total protein level is 8.1 and sgpt is 40. In usg shows left kidney has minimal fullness of pelvicalyceal system. Need adv

Multiple: Sgpt of 40 appears to be normal by our lab cut offs. Total protein of 8.1 is normal or minimally elevated, so your liver seems ok by these tests. Left kidney minimal fullness - that by itself doesn't tell me what the problem is and where it is located. ...Read more

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Is a slight pain from left tit to lower left kidney (i am s male) anything to worry about. Been going off and on for about 10 min?

Stone: You have symptoms of renal colic which is a crampy pain that comes and goes starting in the flank and typically moving over time to the groin. You also could have obstruction of the ureter, drainage tube. I would recommend a renal ultrasound and visit to a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your left kidney is larger than your right?

What does it mean if your left kidney is larger than your right?

See below: Depends on how much difference. Some 1-2 cm differences can be present normally, some persons are born with a smaller kidney and some persons have reduced blood flow to the smaller kidney , and some have reflux during childhood. This needs to be investigated for the cause , if significant. ...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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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