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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Board Certified, Urology
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Ultrasound found a spot on kidney could it be cancer?

Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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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

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Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


Dr. Danielle Dietz
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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?

Dr. Danielle Dietz
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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?

Not really: 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

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Please tell me, could a kidney stone ultrasound also detect ovarian cancer?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Please tell me, could a kidney stone ultrasound also detect ovarian cancer?

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

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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
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31 yo husband bp uncontrolled did a 24 hr urine and kidney ultrasound (abnormality found) family hx of kidney cancer, poss cancer with abnormality?

Dr. Ramsay Kuo
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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

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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30 yr old female. Had renal ultrasound for micro hematuria. Left ureter jet wasn't firing. Kidney blood test normal. Could this be cancer?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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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

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Dr. Robert Bennett
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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

Dr. Robert Bennett
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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

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Dr. Peter Sadow
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A cancer blood marker test done, result is kidney not functioning great, &also potassium is high! also have spot above rt kidney on CT scan, .Possib?

Dr. Peter Sadow
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A cancer blood marker test done, result is kidney not functioning great, &also potassium is high! also have spot above rt kidney on CT scan, .Possib?

Kidney cancer: There is no serum blood test to detect kidney cancer. In addition, patients with kidney cancer, depending on tumor location, usually have normal kidney function. The "spot" seen on ct was likely described by the radiologist with an impression of what that abnormality represents. You should discuss these findings with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
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Can an ultrasound tell if spot in kidney is a tumor?

Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
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Can an ultrasound tell if spot in kidney is a tumor?

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

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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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?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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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

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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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?

Dr. Alok Agrawal
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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?

See below: It is hard to answer accurately with the information given- please check with your urologist who did surgery. Good luck ! ...Read more

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