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Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:Since September, I have had 4 kidney infections. At one point I had a regular CT done and it showed a small cyst on my left kidney. Recently, my urologist had a US done and then a CT w/wo XXXXXXX contrast to see if there was a cause for the infections recurring. In between infections I am having severe pain on my side, exhaustion, and a low grade fever that never seems to go away. Anyway, the CT with the XXXXXXX indicated that it looked like I have a 2cm kidney cancer instead of a cyst like they originally thought. My urologist said that with a tumor that small, I should not have any symptoms at all and just prescribed more antibiotics. Plus she said that I am too young at the age of 33 to have kidney cancer. It is not indicated at the moment I have an infection, but the pain I have in my left side and back is awful and constant. Sharp stabbing pains come that make me drop to my knees. Is there anything else it could be?
Doctor:Hi,
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:Do you have the scan reports with you?
User:no. im sorry
Doctor:Cyst and tumour are the two possibilities that are closely related to renal mass.
Doctor:Fortunately or unfortunately the report that you received is an immpression made my the radiologist.
Doctor:I am not aware of any other possibilities besides these two.
Doctor:You may consider taking a second opinion on the scan by a different radiologist
Doctor:or consider getting a MRI scan.
User:ok
Doctor:It should help your doctors to diagnose the mass better.
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