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Doctor insights on: Kidney Area Lump

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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


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Can a small lump felt on the flank area be associated with kidney stones the lump is the size of a pee aprox?

Can a small lump  felt on the flank area  be associated with  kidney stones the lump is the size of a pee aprox?

Not really: Small pea-sized lumps you can feel are likely to be in or under the skin and due to such things as a small lipoma, fibroma or sebaceous cyst. Unlikely that you could feel such a small lump on your kidney and even if you could would not be from a kidney stone. Suggest you see your dr. ...Read more

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How accurate is X-ray in detecting a mass in kidney?

How accurate is X-ray in detecting a mass in kidney?

Not accurate: X ray detects calcium i.e. Stones or calcification. Soft tissue masses and cysts are best evaluated by ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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Can a mass found on the kidney be a pheochromocytoma?

Can a mass found on the kidney be a pheochromocytoma?

Maybe: If it's superior to the kidney (on top of it), it's often arisen in the adrenal gland and if it's making you sick, it may be a pheo. These curious little tumors won't actually arise within the kidney. ...Read more

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I have a big lump on my lower back on the left side, where my kidneys at, close to my spine. It's really painful and making me feel sick?

I have a big lump on my lower back on the left side, where my kidneys at, close to my spine. It's really painful and making me feel sick?

Lump: I would recconmend you see your primary doctor for evaluation , this could be as simple as a fat mass (lipoma) but other possibilities need to be considered .. Good luck ...Read more

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Small pea sizes lump on kidneys both sides of spine on my back, at the bottom. I feel a lot of pain when i press it?

Small pea sizes lump on kidneys both sides of spine on my back, at the bottom. I feel a lot of pain when i press it?

Nerve irritation: These can be lymph nodes or fibrositic nodules caused by small segments of intense muscle spasms from muscle overload. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things beyond what you can do. Please have your family dr. Evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have Bright's disease, chronic kidney stones, and a mass on my kidney. Can they be connected?

I have Bright's disease, chronic kidney stones, and a mass on my kidney. Can they be connected?

Possibly: If you have Bright's disease then it is best you see you Nephrologist or get a referral from you Primary care physician ...Read more

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I got my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

I got my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

If you are asking: ..If it could be cancer, i'm afraid the answer is yes. Bilateral kidney cancer can happen, especially in certain inherited traits like vhl but before you get too anxious, make sure you see your urologist and your oncologist to have it worked out properly. I truly hope you do well. ...Read more