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Doctor insights on: How Common Are Kidney Polyps

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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

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