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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
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
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
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
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
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
Had urq ultrasound today. Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm. A liver hemangioma and kidney stone. Drs not worried. Should I be?
Gall bladder polyps, aorta artherosclerotic, cyst right kidney, cyst liver, endometrial thickening all in ten years. Is this normal in that time?
Yes: Those are all common findings for a span of 10 years in a 59 year old. ...Read more
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?
3 1/2 wks post hysteroscopy w/3 polyp removal. Having 10/10 abd pain w/ stringy red tissue d/c with brown SMELLY blood. Pain is in abdomen/lower back?
? infection: Please contact your GYN and get evaluated ...Read more
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 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
3 colonic polyps removed. R these wat causing my heavy night sweats weight loss and lower back pain? Confirmed benign polyps. Still have symptoms
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
Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts, fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?
Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more
Polyp is type of 2mr: A polyp is a type of tumor arising from a mucous membrane like the lining of the intestines, nose, or other body part that looks a bit like a mushroom. Many if not most polyps are benign which means they do not really tend to spread around the body or regrow quickly if removed. Others are precancerous and some are actually cancers. ...Read more
Polyps?: The tongue can have rough surfaced ridges on the sides of the tongue toward the back of the mouth which are normal, and sometimes caused by displaced thyroid tissue. There are also cauliflower-like raised papillomas caused by the human papilloma virus, which carry some risk of cancer and possible spread to others who come in contact with your saliva. See a dentist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Rupture: If an ovarian cyst/mass/polyp ruptures the result will depend on the contents of the cyst. If the cyst is blood filled and connected to a blood supply then bleeding can occur, which can be life threatening. Clear, infected vs cancer cells are other possiblities. Avoid this risk, indication for surgical removal, before rupture. Stay with your doc, take friend to ask questions. Be well. ...Read more
Where?: Please specify the site. If you are talking about nasal polyps, unilateral polyps should be removed and examinaed by a pathologist. Allergic polyps are usally bilateral. Unilateral nasal polyp in a 70 year old needs to addressed aggresively. ...Read more
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