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What causes lesions in kidney? I have a few the largest being 23mm.

What causes lesions in kidney? I have a few the largest being 23mm.

Need more info: To answer accurately, need more specifics. Most common kidney lesions are benign cysts. Additional kidney findings include complex cysts, benign tumors such as angiomyolipomas , and cancers. ...Read more

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When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

See neurologist: There are many reasons for 'lesions' or 'white spots' but there shouldn't be many in someone aged 48. Would suggest seeing a neurologist for thorough evaluation and correlation between spots and clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes vascular lesions?

What causes vascular lesions?

Depends: It depends on what type of vascular lesion one is dealing with. ...Read more

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What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.

What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.

What lesions?: Excess physical exertion isn't a risk factor for any vascular disease. "arterial lesions" often means atherosclerosis, a very serious disease for which fitness is actually protective. You're right to be curious about disease, but avoid letting personal impressions or emotional beliefs influence what you do or share with others -- whether it concerns, health, money, love or anything else important. ...Read more

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What causes eye lesions?

What causes eye lesions?

Common lesionss: Are caused by dryness, exposure to the sun, salt air, polluted air . Etc. ...Read more

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What causes dark lesions like moles to appear on face, ears, arms, and chest?

What causes dark lesions like moles to appear on face, ears, arms, and chest?

Could normal: Moles is general are considered to be normal unless it changes shape and size. If you have many lesions then i suggest you get an exam. ...Read more

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What can cause skin lesions?

What can cause skin lesions?

Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color, raised, flat etc) and what it feels like (itchy, hot , painful, etc). Skin is the largest organ that protects our bodies and it is exposed to sun, cold viruses, bacteria, stress, injuries and more. Any of these can lead to a lesion. ...Read more

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What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation. ...Read more

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What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Please tell me what can cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Viruses, genetics: "intraocular inflammatory disorders encompass a broad spectrum of diseases that are a major cause of severe visual impairment." there are also tumors that can occur...Viruses can cause problems as can mutations, toxins, medications... ...Read more

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What causes hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

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What can cause radiopaque lesions on your parotid glands?

What can cause radiopaque lesions on your parotid glands?

Sailvary Stones : Are the most likely answer but there are other lesions(both benign and malignant) which can have radiopaque aspects of the lesion.(chronic sclerosing sialadenitis (küttner’s tumour) of the parotid gland for example). ...Read more

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What causes small red lesions (kind of like open sores) around anal opening? I have never had high risk hpv. Can these be from hemorrhoids.

What causes small red lesions (kind of like open sores) around anal opening? I have never had high risk hpv. Can these be from hemorrhoids.

Anal fissures: These are more likely to be anal fissures rather than hemorrhoids which tend to look more like small bumps rather than sores. They are typically itchy and painful.These may be associated with certain conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and should be evaluated by your internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

X-ray finding: Punched out lesions are an x-ray find that explains the bony destruction caused by gout and other arthritic conditions. It is the absence of normal bone in an irregular pattern around a joint/capsule interface. ...Read more

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My drs are stumped so i thought to ask here, generally what causes several tiny focal lesions in brain with right body weakness w/ bilat leg weakness?

My drs are stumped so i thought to ask here, generally what causes several tiny focal lesions in brain with right body weakness w/ bilat leg weakness?

Brain: This needs to be reviewed by a neurologist. As you are in newjersey , perhaps a referral to princeton med center is in order . Mapquest says you are about 1.5 hours apart . Grab your phone and make the call ...Read more

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What is vaginal lesions and what causes them ? What are symptoms?

Too broad: There are probably a thousand different ways to answer this question. That would require a textbook to do it justice. On this simple app it is best to be specific about what you have and what it looks and feels like. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause oral lesions?

Does smoking cause oral lesions?

It can: Smoking can cause oral cancer as well as other cancers in your body. Chewing tobacco can also cause oral lesions. ...Read more

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What could cause an 8 year old to get retinal lesions?

Multiple Causes: "retinal lesions" is a very broad term, describing pretty much any finding located in the retina. The broad categories include infection, inflammation, trauma, benign and malignant tumors, inherited diseases, or manifestation of systemic conditions. To answer your question better, it would help to know more details about symptoms and type of lesions that were seen. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

Bone mets: Some bone mets stimulate an abnormal bone formation response. Osteoblasts are the cells that form bone. If this response predominates, the met looks dense(sclerotic) relative to adjacent bone, and are called osteoblastic. If instead the mets cause a bone destructive response, they are called osteolytic. Some cancers can cause both lytic or blastic lesions. ...Read more