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Ultrasound Found A Spot On Kidney Could It Be Cancer
Yes: Ultrasound is a very good initial screening test for the kidneys. It can help identify kidney stones, obstruction of the kidneys, and tumors. If the ultrasound is questionable or clearly abnormal, a more specific imaging study is required such as a ct scan or MRI of the kidneys for further evaluation. Lesions seen ultrasound do not necessarily indicate cancer but further testing is warranted. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Can ultrasound differentiate fat ball or cancer in kidney for a female. My dr is not at all worried and suggested it is just fat ball?
Speak to your: Doctor again, will give you answer, and assurance, if you are not satisfied, take a second opinion to satisfy your mind. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed 2.4x1.3 cm hypoechoic nonvascular region in upper pole cortex of left kidney. Otherwise normal kidney. I'm freaking out. Cancer?
It can be benign: Cysts are common in the kidneys. So ask your doctor to confirm if it is cystic or solid structure. Cysts are benign fluid filled structures whic can be left alone. Solid lesions can be a tumor and may need to be removed. Repeat follow up in 6 months can be reassuring if there is no further increase in size. You may need to seen a Urologist to advice you further ...Read more
Yes, but...: It is possible that a renal ultrasound might detect some findings associated with ovarian cancer but the cancer would have to be relatively advanced for such findings to be present. Ascites (fluid in the abdomen) soft tissue masses on the abdominal wall (peritoneal implants), and blockage of the kidneys may be seen. The ovaries themselves would not typically be studied. ...Read more
Sponge kidney ultrasound left kidney is fine right kidney has 2.8x2.6 x2.4 standard hyperechoic structure could this be cancer thanks.
31 yo husband bp uncontrolled did a 24 hr urine and kidney ultrasound (abnormality found) family hx of kidney cancer, poss cancer with abnormality?
Need further testing: If indeed a possible kidney mass was found on ultrasound, a CT scan (renal mass protocol) needs to be done in follow-up to confirm the presence of a mass and also to get an idea if there are any abnormally enlarged lymph nodes or other abnormalities in other organs. This is because ultrasound is very limited in resolution. A look at the adrenal glands with CT to rule out mass is important also. ...Read more
30 yr old female. Had renal ultrasound for micro hematuria. Left ureter jet wasn't firing. Kidney blood test normal. Could this be cancer?
Blood in urine: It is not likely that you have a cancer. I see you are taking anticoagulant meds. This can predispose to hematuria. Given the ultrasound finging of what could be slowed urine passage thru one ureter, coupled to microhematuria, I recommend further dialogue with your docs. An IVP or better, a CT-IVP is a valuable next test. ...Read more
I have had kidney cancer CT scan now show another small lesion in the same kidney but ultrasound does not?
38 yr male, good shape, avid runner. Traces of blood in urine. Dad diagnosed with kidney cancer at 40. Dr ordered ultrasound. Would this show cancer?
Not necessarily: Traces of blood in urine can result from many reasons, running and exercise is amongst few of the benign reasons, however it can be an early sign of cancer as well. A thorough investigation is mandatory for anyone with strong family history. One should consult the PCP right away and ideally should be evaluated by a Urologist. A kidney ultrasound is one of the many tests needed. ...Read more
Due to kidney stones I have had 2 ultrasounds, 2 ct's and 1 MRI w/contrast in past year. If I had pancreatic cancer would one of these picked it up?
Whether the: CTs or MRI you had would be sensitive in detecting a small pancreatic cancer would depend on the technical parameters of the scans, so without additional information it is difficult to say. Large tumors would not be missed, small tumors might not be detectable if the scan was tailored for other purposes. ...Read more
I had cancer on my left kidney they removed some spot but im still in pain I get my checkup they say it doing fine but it stii hurt on both side?
Solid or cystic: Ultrasound can tell if a lesion in the kidney is solid or cystic. A simple, uncomplicated cyst is usually nothing to worry about, and therefore no further workup would be needed. However, an ultrasound cannot tell if a solid mass is benign or malignant, so if the lesion is solid, further evaluation would be necessary. ...Read more
My dad previously diagnosed with prostrate cancer & the affect region was removed. However, recent report shows black spot in its kidney. Any danger?
Chest CT scan as part of cancer screen. Showed a small spot at top of (or right above?) rt kidney! Few of my drs r set on cancer somewhere, what could be
KIDNEY SPOT: The diagnosis truly depends on whether the spot is above or in the kidney. A ct of the abd. And pelvis may be nessesary to answer this and find the source. ...Read more
I have pain and a elevated liver and my doctor thought I could have gallstones so sent me for an ultrasound. Could they spot anything else i.E bowel cancer?
The ultrasound used to look at the gallbladder is limited to a small area. It can see the liver and sometimes pancreas or kidney.
Seeing the inside of the bowel is not easy on many types of abdominal imaging, but ct probably would be better. Although ct is not very good at looking at the gallbladder. ...Read more
42 yrs old hx of cyst on right breast drained once dr requested ultrasound on same spot after bad mammogram should I beworried about cancer?
Ct scan showed spot on liver, have colon cancer but ultrasound came back negative does it mean it was wrong?
Pet or MRI may help: Other imaging modalities may help further clarify if this finding in ct is suspicious for malignancy or more likely benign if the ct and ultrasound have not been more specific. If u have older ct scans to compare and this is indeed new, then further clarification is needed. This all has to be taken into context of the bigger clinical picture including CEA as well as the rest of your body. ...Read more
What is life expectancy after bladder cancer has moved to bone (severe lesions on two ribs), spot on lung, spot kidney, and partially obstructed aorta?
Bladder cancer: The oncologist and urologist who know the patient best should be the ones to answer your question. Involvement of the abdominal aorta is very concerning. Many patients develop widespread involvement of the pelvic area with eventual blockages of both ureters leading to kidney failure. Oncology, radiology and urology would collaborate in such cases to offer palliative care. ...Read more
What is the followup treatment for kidney cancer t1a, clear cell type, grade 3? Will ultrasounds work or do you need catscans?
Follow up after surg:
The nccn guidelines suggest follow-up with your doctor, blood work every 3 then 6 months. A ct is suggested at 2-6 months and as needed.
You can look at recommended follow up on nccn. Org. Also t1a should have a a good outcome.
I would ask my doctor for the whole plan of follow up. There are often reasons why they might suggest something different than the guidelines. ...Read more
What could grey spots on an ultrasound potentially mean? They were on either my liver or kidney and there were about 10 varrying in size.
Can't answer: "Grey spots" does not provide useable information to answer your question. Significance of any ultrasound findings should be detailed by the physician (likely a radiologist) who read the exam. ...Read more
Spots?: Need to see the scan to know what you are seeing. "spots" just doesn't supply enough information for a reasonable answer. You could have seen blood vessels, cysts, or anything. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
I just got my kidney ultrasound done and there's black spots around the kidney is this normal? The right one
CT: You should have Ct with contrast to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Yes: Bladder cancer can easily be missed on sonogram of the bladder and kidneys, especially if the tumor is small or flat. The definitive test for diagnosis is a cystoscopy where a small telescope is placed into the bladder to visualize the lining of the bladder. At the same time, a biopsy is taken to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Is there any possibility bladder cancer would not show up on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?
Not necessarily: Can't render an opinion without a better description of the findings. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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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