Does kidney problem lead to unexplained weight loss?
ADJACENT TO OR ARISING FROM THE UPPER POLE OF MY RIGHT KIDNEY WAS DISCOVERED. MY
GP RECOMMENDED FURTHER EVALUATION WITH A CT SCAN OF THE ABDOMEN. I AM NOT EXPERIENCING ANY TYPE OF SYMPTOMS; HOWEVER, I AM NOTICING A LOSS OF WEIGHT WHICH I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE KIDNEY CONCERN. HOW SERIOUS IS THIS PROBLEM WITH MY KIDNEY; IS THERE ANY CONNECTION TO MY UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT LOSS?
connection is there
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Unexplained weight loss is a sign of malignancy specially when there is a asymptotic mass in any body organ.
And regarding the kidney, there is a saying in our medical community that "all solid renal lesion is to be considered as malignant unless proved otherwise".
So i would too suggest that you get full evaluation of that kidney lesion, starting with a ct scan.
Hope i have been helpful.
Dr. Ashish Verma
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