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Have kidney cyst, flank pain, history of renal artery stenosis, family history of renal disease. Second opinion?

I have a 3 cm cyst in my left kidney mid pole with frequent bouts of flank pain (negative for stone ) in addition for the last 3 years there is always blood in my urine ranging from trace to gross amounts, while most kidney cyst are benign there is a history of renal disease in my family and my sister died at 3 months from renal failure , I have been treated for renal artery stenosis and Pyle nephritis, the cyst was 2.5 cm 7 to 8 months ago and my urologist says it s probably a benign cyst come back in 18 months should I get a second opinion ? My dad is in renal failure and my cousin died of liver failure but had renal disease.
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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In view of strong family history you can not take the findings to be benign in nature.
I suggest you to go for second opinion so that timely evaluation be done
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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