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Nodule On Kidney
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is a nodule in your kidney always kidney cancer? My sister has a small nodule in her kidney. Does this mean she has cancer?
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.Get a more detailed 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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