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I have a polyp on my kidney, what can it be?

I have a polyp on my kidney, what can it be?

hmmmm...: It is unusual to describe anything on the kidney as polyps, unless they are located within the renal pelvis, on the urothelial lining. Without further clarification, it is difficult to say what it can be. ...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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Is polyp in the kidney cancerous?

Is polyp in the kidney cancerous?

Not necessarily: However, a polyp in the renal pelvis may be cancer, and this can be evaluated under the microscope by a pathologist following biopsy to determine the nature of the polyp. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for polyp in the kidney?

What is the remedy for polyp in the kidney?

Sometimes nothing: I'm thinking that you are referring to a renal cyst. The treatment for this is sometimes nothing, if it is an isolated cyst and your renal function is normal. I would think monitoring kidney function and occasional ultrasounds would be reasonable. Talk with the doc that ordered the test originally and see what they say. ...Read more

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Dr. When endometrial polyp is passed in period, can it be like transparent kidney shaped cyst with no color?

Dr. When endometrial polyp is passed in period, can it be like transparent kidney shaped cyst with no color?

That sounds accurate: They are pink to gray, soft (but solid rather than cystic-hollow), and oval or bean-shaped. You should be commended on your powers of observation and your proactive approach. Best wishes. ...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 had bc, have one kidney, severe osteopor, deg discs, lymphadema, gallbladder polyp, how often should I see my family doctor for management?

I had bc, have one kidney, severe osteopor, deg discs, lymphadema, gallbladder polyp, how often should I see my family doctor for management?

Well,: There are only two options here, either the physician should tell you how often he/she wants you back, or you go to see the physician as needed. However, with the problems you enumerated i would suggest at least 2-3 a year with the option to see the doctor sooner if as i said, is needed by you. ...Read more

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Had urq ultrasound today.Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm.A liver hemangioma and kidney stone.Drs not worried.Should i be ?

Had urq ultrasound today.Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm.A liver hemangioma and kidney stone.Drs not worried.Should i be ?

Shouldn't worry: If you are asymptomatic, there's no need for concern. Polyps can be followed, hemangiomas are benign. Unless the kidney stone becomes symptomatic, that too can befollowed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is diabetic and his doctor said he has stringy veins in left kidney and polyp in pancreas. Is this cancer?

My boyfriend is diabetic and his doctor said he has stringy veins in left kidney and polyp in pancreas.  Is this cancer?

Stringy Veins: The words "stringy veins' is not in any way a medical term that would lead to any of us being able to define and explain it. I am sorry, but this question must be asked directly of the physician who said it. ...Read more

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Had uti and bladder infections 5 times, had a ct scan and ultrosound only find 2 small polyps in uterine wallbut in severe pain in kidneys,bladder hel?

Had uti and bladder infections 5 times, had a ct scan and ultrosound only find 2 small polyps in uterine wallbut in severe pain in kidneys,bladder hel?

Kidney infection: if you have pain and fever in back you may need stronger antibiotics and esp with recurrent infection . At least the ct is supposedly normal kidneys ...Read more

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What would cause a lump larger than golf to form between two ribs on my lower back? I had just had a benign polyp removed from my colonoscopy. I also have muscular dystrophy and have lost over 20 lbs in the past couple months. I have not gained or lost we

What would cause a lump larger than golf to form between two ribs on my lower back? I had just had a benign polyp removed from my colonoscopy. I also have muscular dystrophy and have lost over 20 lbs in the past couple months. I have not gained or lost we

Any : Any weight loss over 10 pounds in 6 months, unless attained through diligent intentional efforts, is considered abnormal. 20 pounds in 2 months is a lot of weight loss. With your family history, you are at increased risk of cancer in any organ system. You should see your primary care physician to determine which studies will have the highest likelihood of getting to the source of the weight loss. Many causes are not cancer, such as an overactive thyroid. As for the nodule on your back--it may or may not be a source of symptoms. Many people have benign fatty lesions. However, the size can be concerning. I saw a "lipoma" recently that took up most of the guy's shoulder. Larger lesions, even if a "lipoma" can hide cancer inside them and should be removed. Also, any lesion that is increasing in size, stuck to the underlying tissue, or has a "hard" feeling to it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Nabothian cyst in cervix, 2.1cm cyst in right ovary. History of uterine polyp. Pain in left lower abdomen15dys, lower back pain+no period-what is it?

Nabothian cyst in cervix, 2.1cm cyst in right ovary. History of uterine polyp. 
Pain in left lower abdomen15dys, lower back pain+no period-what is it?

Multiple issues: Nabothian cysts are normal as is (probably) the rt ovarian cyst. The uterine polyp is more worrisome and should be followed (with ultrasound) to make sure it doesn't get bigger. The lack of periods could be related to pregnancy, hormonal imbalances or low body fat/athletic activity. The back pain can certainly come from the pelvic issues or can be the spine itself. Gyn eval 1st then spine eval. ...Read more

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What are some common reasons I might have developed gallbladder polyps?

What are some common reasons I might have developed gallbladder polyps?

See below.: Gb polyps affect 5% of the adult population. Exact cause is not known but related to age and presence of gallstones which in turn is related to obesity as well. ...Read more

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How common is it to find 36 polyps in a colonoscopy? None were found to be cancerous.

How common is it to find 36 polyps in a colonoscopy?
None were found to be cancerous.

Polyposis: Hi, Thank you for your question. That is a high number but usually polypsosis syndromes have 100's of polyps. If everything is okay you may just need an earlier follow up. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get nasal polyps?

How common is it for somebody to get nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps: Incidence depends on age and comorbid conditions like cystic fibrosis. "the overall incidence of nasal polyps in children is 0.1%; the incidence in children with CF is 6-48%. Among adults, the incidence is 1-4% overall, with a range of 0.2-28%." http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/994274-overview#a0199. ...Read more

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I experienced a strong burning sensation that lasted for a few hours after polyp removal. It still hurts to sit down. Is this common?

Colon?: If this is a colon procedure, there may be some trauma in manipulating the scope. However if the pain fails to subside or gets worse in the next 24 hrs, call the doctor who did the removal. ...Read more

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What percentage of time/how common is it to get a 2nd uterine polyp or for 1 2 grow back after removal of a polyp? Ave length of time this happens?

What percentage of time/how common is it to get a 2nd uterine polyp or for 1 2 grow back after removal of a polyp? Ave length of time this happens?

Hard ?: Uterine polyps are not that common to begin with. I am not sure what procedure was performed to remove them. If that was a d&c, then the polyp or polyps got removed entirely and it should not regrow quickly unless it is cancerous. If it regrew and the biopsy was not cancer, then it could have been that it was not removed in the first place. Anyway, we need more details on that. ...Read more

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Are colonic polyps common in children?

Are colonic polyps common in children?

Yes/No: Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children. However wit peutz-jeghers syndrome and juvenile polyposis, children may have colon polyps with cancer risks. Isolated juvenile polyps (hamartomas) of the colon are common (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of children), usually solitary, and are no risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Is it common to have colon polyps at age 15?

Not common!: Not common, but can have different types of colon polyps. Most common would be juvenile polyp. But cases with family history of familial polyposis will have higher incidence of adenomatous polyps (tubular adenoma). In addition there are other rare types with various syndromes. For more scientific info visit- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2657698/. ...Read more

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Is it more common to get polyps if you have pcos?

Is it more common to get polyps if you have pcos?

Yes: Women with pcos have a hormonal imbalance that causes them to not ovulate regularly. In addition, they are at greater risk of developing endometrial polyps and endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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What's the most common sign of uterus polyps?

What's the most common sign of uterus polyps?

Uterine polyps: Abnormal bleeding. They can be seen on ultrasound and can be detected with butterfly out d& c. ...Read more

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Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

No: It is not odd to have several polyps removed at the time of a colonoscopy. The intent is to remove all polyps found unless you happen to have familial polyposis in which case there may be thousands of polyps and obviously they can't all be removed. ...Read more

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How common are polyps the cause of blood in stool in the 18-40 age group?

How common are polyps the cause of blood in stool in the 18-40 age group?

Not often, but....: In this young age group, benign causes, such as hemorrhoids are by far the most common cause of blood in bowel movements, however this is always a diagnosis of exclusion.Anyone with blood in the stool needs to be worked up, as cancers in the GI tract can occur at any age, and of course if there is a family history of colon cancer, especially at a young age, routine surveillance should be considered. ...Read more

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2 months ago i had an endoscopy and stomach polyp biopsy. I never had reflux symptoms before procedure and now is very bad. Is this is common?

2 months ago i had an endoscopy and stomach polyp biopsy.  I never had reflux symptoms  before procedure and now is very bad. Is this is common?

No: Endoscopy should not have caused reflux if it went without complications. Polyp biopsy should not have caused it either. Go back to the doc who did and discuss this with him to make sure everything went well during the procedure and what to do next. ...Read more

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Are you more prone to having esophagus polyps after having one with severe GERD and common hiatal hernia?

Are you more prone to having esophagus polyps after having one with severe GERD and common hiatal hernia?

Not true polyp: esophageal polyps are called pseudopolyp, mean not real polyp, caused by the inflammation driven by the reflux, there are not a true polyp that can turn to cancer and they diseapear with treatment so try to take care of your reflux, follow the diet, no late meal ,or snack, sleep with head elevated, take medication as Rx, avoid caffeine and spicy food, and eat multiple small meal,avoid tight cloth. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more