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Nodule On Kidney
Experiencing renal colic ~ 7 mo including 1 episode tht required ED visit. Dr ordered US Radiologist describes "a 1.3cm hyperechoic nodule" in kidney. Does this mean it's not a stone? Have history of KS.
Kidney stone: It is unclear what this finding represents. If it is "non shadowing" meaning that the souls wave energy used to produce a sonogram image penetrates the lesion, it is often not a stone but a benign mass called an angiomyolipoma or AML. If it shadows, it is likely a stone. An X-ray (KUB) or a CT scan can help determine the nature of this finding. If it is a 1.2 cm stone it needs to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not a CYST: A nodule in the kidney represents a mass which needs to be evaluated. If it is a simple cyst then it can be assumed to be benign. An echogenic nodule is something other than a simple cyst and usually means it is solid and requires further evaluation, usually by ct. ...Read more
Could a slow growing nodule on my kidney be cancer? It has been slowly growing for the past 6 years. Should I have it removed? Only 2.6 CM now
Depends: Slow growing nodule over several years period- is obviously less worrisome than something that grows rapidly over months. That makes it less urgent for doing something like surgery. Continued observation would be a valid option as well-so long as you are monitored regularly with sonogram for instance. I suggest you to discuss this matter with your doctor - surveillance vs. More agressive approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a nodule in your kidney always kidney cancer? My sister has a small nodule in her kidney. Does this mean she has cancer?
Not always: In addition to kidney cancer, there are a few types of benign (noncancerous) tumors that form a solid nodule in the kidney, such as angiomyolipoma or oncocytoma. Angiomyolipoma can often be diagnosed by imaging since it usually contains fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos, multiple nodules in both kidneys, multiple thyroid nodules and a parathyroid nodule. Are these conditions connected?
Possible: See an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cysts: Having a cyst in the kidney can be a benign occurrence- many people develop a cyst or two later in life. However the answer to your question needs more info: size, how many, how old you are, other medical history, characteristics in the imaging scan. See a nephrologist or urologist to address this- don't wait. ...Read more
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