I had a ct scan of my pelvis and stomach because of left side pelvic pain. In the process the radiologist saw "something" on my left kidney, but could not see it clearly. So i have to go back for a ct scan of my kidneys. My question is, besides the possibility of a tumor, what other "something" could it be? A cycst? Kidney stone? scar tissue from a previous kidney stone??? I had an xray in dec to look for a kidney stone but none showed up. I did have a large stone about 25 years ago that rumbled around my kidney for six months or more.
A complete history, clinical examination findings and investigations are important for determining the exact cause of your symptoms. Dark spots that appear on kidney ultrasounds can represent cysts, abscesses, abnormalities of the blood vessels, kidney stones, old calcifications or kidney cancer. Cysts on the kidney are usually harmless and large cysts may need surgical treatment if they are producing symptoms. Each of these condition mentioned above will present will associated symptoms and signs like burning urination, increased frequency of urination, weight loss etc.A CT scan will definitely be helpful. Do clarify all your concerns with your doctor after the test results. Keep me posted on how you are doing.
Best luck and regards!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.