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What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

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

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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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.

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 more

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Nodules around the kidney. What could it signify?

Nodules around the kidney. What could it signify?

It depends...: Nodules around the kidney could either be solid masses or cysts. Further imaging studies, like a ct scan, would be needed to fully investigate what these "nodules" are. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a nodule in your kidney? It is two cm.

What does it mean to have a nodule in your kidney? It is two cm.

Kidney nodule/mass: A dedicated kidney CT or MRI can be used if not done before to determine if it is a simple cyst (benign) or complex cyst or solid. Statistically, the later two have increased risk of being renal cell cancer even in 2cm size. If it is a simple cyst, no need for further work-up. If it is a complex cystic lesion or a solid contrast enhanced nodule, then see urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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

Maybe: A growing nodule, even if slow growing, can be very serious. These are complex issues, and symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Any statistics relating to the relative frequency of benign kidney nodules vs. Cancerous kidney tumors? I have a 'nodule' - seeing urologist next wk

Any statistics relating to the relative frequency of benign kidney nodules vs. Cancerous kidney tumors? I have a 'nodule' - seeing urologist next wk

It's moot: You either have cancer or you don't. We're going to find out. The radiologist can second-guess; even I can spot the obviously-benign and obviously-malignant ones. So sharing a number would be meaningless, since I don't know what yours looks like. What I can share is that a good majority of those picked up incidentally are very curable if managed appropriate and on time. A week's delay is okay. ...Read more

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Hello. I have 7mm echogenic cortical nodule in right kidney what does it mean and how to cure is that any emergency to see specialist?

Hello. I have 7mm echogenic cortical nodule in right kidney what does it mean and how to cure is that any emergency to see specialist?

No emergency: You should see a urologist in the future. It could be a number of things. Depending where in the cortex the nodule is located it, could even be a stone. See a urologist in the next month or so. ...Read more

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Is a nodule in your kidney always kidney cancer? My sister has a small nodule in her kidney. Does this mean she has cancer?

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 more

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On ultrasound if ther is a cyst with a solid nodule in mid pole of kidney...what does that mean?

On ultrasound if ther is a cyst with a solid nodule in mid pole of kidney...what does that mean?

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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Ct showed abnormalities on kidney and nodules on lungs what could this be?

Ct showed abnormalities on kidney and nodules on lungs what could this be?

CT abnormalities: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Nodules on the lungs need to be biopsied. You may have a metastatic tumor in your lungs. Have your physician arrange for a ct-guided biopsy of one of them so tissue can be sent to a pathologist to see what they are. You may also need as well a ct of your kidneys as soon as possible to see if they are responsible for your lung nodules. Good luck. ...Read more

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I too was told I have a thickening of my left adrenal gland as well as nodules in my lungs and lesions on my kidneys. Should I be concerned?

I too was told I have a thickening of my left adrenal gland as well as nodules in my lungs and lesions on my kidneys. Should I be concerned?

Lesions in lung: YES! But need much more information. BP/ Where do you live? Histoplasmosis country? Blood in your urine? How old are you? Why was the scan done? Any known cancer? Happy to consult as I specialize in adrenal problems. Be worried!!! ...Read more

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My wife had endometriosis stage 4 which has been removed however there are nodules remaining which are also affecting the draining urea tube of kidney?

My wife had endometriosis stage 4 which has been removed however there are nodules remaining which are also affecting the draining urea tube of kidney?

See the attending,,,: For the condition as described, you should bring all your questions and concerns to the attending physician, instead of trying guessing game online.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Dx 18 mos ago w/ kidney cancer w/2 nodules in lungs. Asymptomatic since. Coughing in the morning now. Could this be the cancer showing itself?

Dx 18 mos ago w/ kidney cancer w/2 nodules in lungs. Asymptomatic since. Coughing in the morning now. Could this be the cancer showing itself?

Need evaluation/Test: The lung nodules may be related to kidney cancer. The best way to find out is to see if they have increased in size over the last 18 months. This can be done with a repeat Chest X-ray or CT scan (same test which showed the nodules first time should be repeated and compared to the original Test). This will provide you an answer. ...Read more

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Hi Dr, Last year I had a kidney stone, and when they did a ct scan for the kidney stone they found a nodule on my lung, and now its gone, possible?

Hi Dr, Last year I had a kidney stone, and when they did a ct scan for the kidney stone they found a nodule on my lung, and now its gone, possible?

It is possible: One needs to know the characteristics of the nodule that was seen last year. Also, was a CT scan repeated now in order to follow up on the lung nodule? It would be best to see both studies side by side. A full clinical history would also be helpful. I suggest if you are concerned you schedule a consult with a physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a 7mm pulmonary nodule in my left lung and 9 mm hypodensity in my kidney. Should I be concerned or even speak to my doctor?

Talk to doctor: How did you find out about the nodule and hypodensity? Did your doctor not review the results of the imaging study with you? Why was imaging done? Please have a discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period? Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver. Past kidney ca

Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period? Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver. Past kidney ca

Actually it can: Fnh is actually a curious event that begins with something we don't understand in the central blood vessel of the lesion, no matter how big or small. I'd not be surprised. If the radiologist is confident, then i'd urge you to go about your life and not worry about kidney cancer having recurred here. ...Read more

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I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Unclear: Focal nodular hyperplasia (fnh) is the 2nd most common benign liver tumor after hemangioma. Distinction between fnh and other liver lesions such as hypervascular metastases (given your history) is critical to ensure proper treatment! Mr imaging allows reliable distinction of fnh from other liver lesions in most cases. In addition the availability of prior MRI comparison exam is also very helpful. ...Read more

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My 62 yo father have Kidney RCC and metastasized to lung, nodules are seen in scans. Please explain Stage, treatment, life expectancy, outlook?

My 62 yo father have Kidney RCC and metastasized to lung, nodules are seen in scans. Please explain Stage, treatment, life expectancy, outlook?

Here are some. ..: Some 10% of RCC with spread to lung can make it up to 5 years. But, cancer grade under microscope and personal general health play the most important role to determine the survival, but it's still worthwhile to try the available options of Rx such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted Rx... For detailing, ask medical oncologist to collaborate with urologist or interventional radiologist... ...Read more

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I had a nodgle biopsied between my kidney and lung what are thryblooking for?

I had a nodgle biopsied between my kidney and lung what are thryblooking for?

What it is: Presumably they are looking to see what the unexpected nodule is, and to make sure it isn't cancer. If it is cancer, your physicians want to know what sort, so they can recommend appropriate treatments to you. ...Read more

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30y/o w multiple small, hard marble sized nodules on his lower back, posterior iliac crest region. Pain in back/legs/knees.?

NODULES ON BACK: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING OR FEELING IT.
DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG HE HAS HAD IT.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST
MIGHT BE AN EARLY CASE OF SHINGLES (HERPES ZOSTER)
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I have nodules bilateral, the left side being {vascular} dif swallowing, tender neck, fatigue, hot flashes, distended stomach severe lower back pain?

I have nodules bilateral, the left side being {vascular} dif swallowing, tender neck, fatigue, hot flashes, distended stomach severe lower back pain?

Not one problem.: Based on your symptoms, this cannot be just one problem. I am concerned about your difficulty swallowing and neurological symptoms that could be explained by something other than a musculoskeletal problem. I would make sure that you see your physician about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Were do I go for a kidney?

Unclear question: If you need a kidney transplant you should discuss the matter with your doctor for referral to a transplant center. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more