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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 more
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
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
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
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
What is a kidney nodule. I had many stones same kidney. Had Litho, Had surg. Infection and blood for a yr now. Did cat now will do MRI allegric to dye?
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
I have an endo nodule on right ureter diagnosed by lap in aug 14, I now get constant pain around my right kidney area, is my kidney failing?
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?
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
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
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
My mums oncologist is pretty certain that nodules that they have seen in the lung and kidneys are secondary breast cancer. Possible in kidneys?
Yes: Unfortunately, secondaries can occur in all organs, including kidneys. ...Read more
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