I also had a CT scan w/out contrast that said there are a few kidney stones and a 1.7 cm hypodense lesion. It said that further characterization could not be done without further testing. I faxed my results to my urologist and they said it was nothing. How could he tell from just that? Should I see another doctor?
The vast majority of hypodense lesions are cysts. If you want to be 100% sure an ultrasound can usually characterize a cyst well. As long as there are no complex features such as septations or soft tissue components then it is considered a simple cyst, and no further follow-up is typically recommended. Renal cysts are exceedingly common, and increase in prevalence and number with age.
I had a CT scan a year ao without contrast, which showed nothing. I was having flank pain. They said I had a level 2 infection??? Treated with bactrim 3 days. Now I see blood in my urine. However, I have been taking Aleve for back pain from a bad gallbladder, and antacids w/tagament. I thought I see pink in comode a while back, but for sure saw blood two nights ago. I'm scared!!! Surely renal cancer would have been seen last year from what I understand it grows slow and before symtoms are seen it's usually advanced. Any ideas? I did a home test for UTI and it was negative.
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