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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I am 74 year-old male with degenerative disc disease of lower lumbar spine. I recently had upper abdominal CT scan with contrast showing no evidence of adenopathy or abdominal mass but small subcentimeter renal cysts were reported, bilaterally. Should I see a urologist to determine whether my severe low back pain is attributable to other than degenerative disc disease alone?
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Answered by Dr. Manuel C See IV 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
I don't think you need to see a Urologist

Detailed Answer:
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Small renal cysts doesn't cause pain and I think your pain is attributed to your degenerative disease. A CT scan is very good study to determine any pathology in the urinary system and I don't think your pain is urologic in nature.

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