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MRA showed left renal 3.7 cm focus anterior upper pole left kidney. what does this mean? My urologist did not understand the term "focus"

MRA showed  left renal 3.7 cm focus anterior upper pole left kidney.  what does this mean?  My urologist did not understand the term "focus"

Here are some...: Why did you get MRA? For blood in urine or some other things? The focus could just denotes a 3.6-cm spot at anterior aspect of the upper pole of left kidney, which showed its tissue texture different from the "noraml" tissue of kidney, maybe resulting from a cyst or tumor or ,,,. If any doubt, I would personally review the films with the radiologist who did it and review the films. So, ask doctor ...Read more

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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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I recently had a CT Scan and it showed that I have a 2.5cm low density lesion upper pole right kidney. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

I recently had a CT Scan and it showed that I have a 2.5cm low density lesion upper pole right kidney. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

Most: Of the time these turn out to be benign cysts, but you may need to have an ultrasound to be sure. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more

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Bone scan 3 weeks ago showed increased radiotracer upper pole right kidney. Now have gross hematuria for 3-4hrs upon waking. What could be the cause?

Bone scan 3 weeks ago showed increased radiotracer upper pole right kidney. Now have gross hematuria for 3-4hrs upon waking. What could be the cause?

Here are some ...: The finding in right kidney on bone scan is considered as an incidental finding. Now, gross hematuria occurs and you should have a thorough evaluation with CT.IVP ASAP, and followed with cystoscopy timely. Don't put it off. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should I see a nephrologist?

Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should I see a nephrologist?

Angiomyolipoma: A small angiomyolipoma of 4 mm does not require special care by a nephrologist. See a urologist. Be followed with ultrasound every 6 months to determine if it grows. An interventional radiologist can perform cryoablation of these or they can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Is a cyst on the upper pole of the kidney a serious problem?

Is a cyst on the upper pole of the kidney a serious problem?

Not usually: A single simple cyst is usually of no concern. Multiple cysts are found in serious diseases that progress, complex cysts can be malignant.

. Simple cysts are frequent findings on ct and ultasound exams and usually need no follow up if aysmptomatic. ...Read more

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Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Ask your doctor...: More info on your general health profile will help decision-making. Clinically, nowadays, you have 3 reasonable options to follow including: 1, if young and healthy, do laparoscopic partial nephrectomy; 2. If reluctant, do biopsy to decide benignancy or malignancy — if malignant, operate as that in 1.; if benign, watch and see; 3.consider radio-frequency or cryo ablation. More? Ask... Or See me... ...Read more

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Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

Have a questionable 4mm angiomyolipoma in upper pole of right kidney. Radiologist seemed unsure. What else could it be that resembles angiomyolipoma?

Too small right now: This is too small to worry about. Unless it becomes bigger with more time, you can ignore it. I would ask you to get it rechecked it in 6 to 12 months and look for any growth if it gets larger than it has to be removed which is the best way to manage it provided it is getting bigger. ...Read more

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In a bone scan, what would cause mild increased radiotracer fluid in upper right pole of kidney?

In a bone scan, what would cause mild increased radiotracer fluid in upper right pole of kidney?

See answer: The kidneys and bladder are normally visualized with a routine bone scan. Decrease visualization and activity generally reflects decreased renal function and an increase in activity commonly represents either obstruction or delayed excretion. You should discuss with the doctor who ordered the test whether he feels finding has any clinical significance. Most likely not? ...Read more

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My left kidney is lobulated and has an exophytic componet in the upper kidney pole is this normal? I do have back pain.

My left kidney is lobulated and has an exophytic componet in the upper kidney pole is this normal? I do have back pain.

Explanation.: Lobular kidney and even kidney stones could be the accidental findings on radiological exam and benign condition. Kidney related pain usually radiated to flank, more rare on back. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had glomerulonephritis from age of 7 GFR is 9% I am 62. Just been diagnosed with cancer in upper pole of left kidney, what's the procedure.

I have had glomerulonephritis from age of 7 GFR is 9% I am 62. Just been diagnosed with cancer in upper pole of left kidney, what's the procedure.

Partial nephrectomy: Partial nephrectomy, preferably by a laparoscopic approach. Another option would be to do cryosurgery, where they freeze the tumor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a result of renal tract CT,with 3cm exophytic mass arising from the upper pole of L kidney which looks like a cyst,is this cancer??

I have a result of renal tract CT,with 3cm exophytic mass arising from the upper pole of L kidney which looks like a cyst,is this cancer??

Maybe yes maybe no: If it's truly a cystic lesion and then I will be benign however there are cystic cancers of the kidney the more cystic component has the more likely it is benign let's hope it's a simple retention cyst with just fluid the ultrasound should help determine whether this is fluid maybe you should have a follow-up ultrasound after the CT scan ...Read more

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6mm stone in the upper pole of the left kidney. Painful since I passed my first stone 6 months ago. Microhematuria x 6 months. What are my options?

6mm stone in the upper pole of the left kidney.  Painful since I passed my first stone 6 months ago. Microhematuria x 6 months. What are my options?

Scope vs ESWL: Ureteroscopy for your symptomatic stone is emerging as a better option for treating renal calculi than eswl. It is also important to be on some type of therapy to minimize development of more stones. ...Read more

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I been diagnosed with a benign 3.5cm cortical cyst identified in my upper pole of my left kidney. Is this normal? What possible treatment that I can use

I been diagnosed with a benign 3.5cm cortical cyst identified in my upper pole of my left kidney. Is this normal? What possible treatment that I can use

See below: As suggested, it is benign, not likely to cause any problems, or cause symptoms. There are no definite recommendations in literature about monitoring this cyst. ...Read more

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I'm 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

CYST: The size and presummed origin of the cyst determine the nature of the problem. A septation places it into a different category if it's from the kidney but it is still very likely to be benign and unlikely to cause symptoms unless it grows. The key is the thickness of the wall and if there is blood flow or calcifications seen in the walls or septum. These are in a more serious category. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed 2.4x1.3 cm hypoechoic nonvascular region in upper pole cortex of left kidney. Otherwise, normal kidney. I'm freaking out. Cancer?

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 see a Urologist to advice you further ...Read more

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Eight months ago, a doctor discovered a hypodense region on the upper pole of my right kidney and a subcapsular splenic lesion. Explanation?

Eight months ago, a doctor discovered a hypodense region on the upper pole of my right kidney and a subcapsular splenic lesion. Explanation?

Lesion on kidney: 33 F: 8 mon ago Dr. found problems on my kidney and spleen. Explanation? Not enough information. 1. Why was it done? 2. What is your detailed medical and family and travel history? 3. Your Drs knows you the best so ask them. Or consult with one of us here. Get copy of scan or ultrasound so we can look at it. ...Read more

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What is a 10x6x9mm echogenic focus in the upper pole of the right kidney with a faint posterior shadow with twinkle artifact and what should I do next?

What is a 10x6x9mm echogenic focus in the upper pole of the right kidney with a faint posterior shadow with twinkle artifact and what should I do next?

Ultrasound findings: Something in the kidney is causing abnormal ultrasound echoes to be picked up on the scanner. It's possibly a stone. However, this is just a finding. You (or rather your doctor) should correlate this with SYMPTOMS. Whatever this "focus" is, it may not be relevant- talk to the doctor who ordered the ultrasound for a medical opinion. ...Read more

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M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

Probably not: The majority of people develop a few kidney cysts, especially by the time we reach your age. They are usually benign. A kidney ultrasound would better characterize if it is a simple cyst (benign) or not, especially if there was no IV contrast in the CT scan. It should be noted how many cysts were found, which was not apparent in your description, so I'm only assuming one on each kidney. ...Read more

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Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?

Probably not: A non-obstructing stone may cause blood in the urine but should not be causing pain especially headache or thigh pain. Theoretically a large kidney stone that is not obstructing might cause some pain. Generally that would be back pain or flank pain rather than abdominal pain. I recommend you discuss with your physician the radiology report generated by the radiologist. ...Read more

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Can I buy a kidney?

Can I buy a kidney?

No: It is illegal to sell human body parts. ...Read more

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What is bulky kidney?

What is bulky kidney?

Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive term to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more

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I'm having kidney peblem?

Please specify : A little more information would be helpful. ...Read more

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Where 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

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Why are my kidney hurting?

Why are my kidney hurting?

Depends.: Back pain may be caused by many conditions, including kidney diseases. If the kidneys are involved, it is usually because of an obstructing stone, inflamation, infection or reflux of urine. Foreign bodies like ureter stent often lead to pain. Before labeling kidney pain, you should have appropriate history, physical and an imaging study to determine the location. ...Read more

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What is unilobular kidney?

What is unilobular kidney?

Unilobular kidney: This term refers to single lobe of kidney. The kidney is round. It may be a malformation. ...Read more

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