Category Archives: Kidney Mass

My mother is 50 years old and suffering from some kind of kidney tumor and has increased creatinine level. I am really upset. Local Doctor suggested us removal of left kidney.

The problem that you describe is a urological problem.  I am a nephrologist and do not deal with kidney tumors.  I suggest that you consult with a urologist. Advertisements

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I have CKD stage 3 (diagnosed in America 9 years ago). A few weeks ago, I went to the GP feeling dizzy and light headed, slightly disoriented. Tests were carried out that showed I had iron-deficiency anemia, which I also had 9 years ago. I had colonoscopy and gastroscopy, also CT scan. The CT scan shows a cyst on right kidney and left kidney is “duplex.” MY GFR is 59, which has gone up from 49 nine years ago. They want to do “partial kidney removal,” but the hospital doctor, when asked, says they don’t know if it’s cancer. The doctor at last meeting used the word tumour, not cyst, and indicated it was 1inch big. Is there any chance at all, it could still be benign ? Will the kidney function decrease dramatically after the operation ? I am extremely tired afternoons and need 90-minute nap, also cannot sleep at night . Am taking ferrous sulphate tablets, losartan potassium and amlodipine, listoretic (diuretic) for high blood pressure.

The problem that you describe is a urological problem.  I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery.  I recommend that you consult with a urologist.

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Is it wise to do a biopsy of a mass in your kidneys? It is unclear whether it is cancerous or not. What are the chances of spreading the cancer if a biopsy is done? Also, if the gold size mass is contained, is it necessary to remove the kidney. Or can you just take out the mass from the kidney?

The questions that you ask are urological questions and should be answered by a surgeon.  A urologist is a surgeon.  I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery.  You should address this question to a urologist. For general information … Continue reading

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A mass formed at my right lower back within a few days after open heart surgery 9/2015. An “acute kidney injury” prompted return to ICU and nephrologist visits, but no clear diagnosis or remedy provided. There is no pain and my kidney numbers are “normal”. A leg infection from vein harvest required massive antibiotics. I still take 160 mg of Lasix diuretic daily to moderate fluid retention, reduce leg swelling, frequent urination. The mass near my kidney fluctuates very little, but seems somewhat smaller on days when I have a 2-3 lb weight loss. Can you offer insights, and advice on how best to secure clear diagnosis and remedy?

I cannot provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  I would have to perform a complete history and physical examination in order to suggest further testing and offer a diagnosis.  I suggest that you continue to … Continue reading

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If my right kidney is 14.8 x 7.8 x 6.4 cm in size, what does a mass of 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 cm look like? I’m going for a CT on Wed. the 27th of May

A mass of that size on a kidney would be very worrisome.  You should wait for the result of the computerized tomogram (CT) and then see a urologist for an opinion as to what should be done about it.

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