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mass on kidneys
Had a CT done and there is a mass involving left adrenal gland 4.2 x 2.9 cm. right kidney is very small. i...More
Posted by bdungan1
proteinuria
I need to know .Is proteinuria able to be healed or is it just part of the slppery slope to kidney...More
Posted by silverlight05
proteinuria
I need to know .Is proteinuria able to be healed or is it just part of the slppery slope to kidney...More
Posted by silverlight05
Garcinia Cambogia and kidney disease
I have a mild form of stage 3 ckd ( gfr 54 ). I also have ongoing a-fib which is keeping me from my regular...More
Posted by bucksducks
17% kidneys
I provide care for a Lady she is 71 years old and has kidney disease. got it after she had a heart attack. I...More
Posted by An_255596
Horseshoe Kidney
My 27 year old son was just diagnosed as having horseshoe kidney. Of course, we had no idea while he was...More
Posted by An_255518
Horseshoe Kidney
My 27 year old son was just diagnosed as having horseshoe kidney. Of course, we had no idea while he was...More
Posted by An_255518
need relief
After having a sonogram 2 ck my gall bladder, my dr called to say my kidney was enlarged and I have a...More
Posted by An_255339
19mm kidney stone
I have had terrible pain since Thursday last week in my back and side. I knew it was my kidney. The E.R. I went...More
Posted by mindav
Natural remedies to help rejuvenate your kidney - ...
My kidney has recently become soar, I'm 55, have taken a lot of naproxen the last couple yrs and...More
Diagnosing Renal Carcenoma
What is the best way to diagnose Renal Carcinoma without using CT scans or imaging "contrast" dyes? Can a blood...More
Posted by co_matt

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Should a Kidney specialist be capable of positively diagnosing Renal Carcinoma from a high quality MRI with "contrast dye" used to create the image?
  • Yes, because I know Kidney Doctors receive this training
  • Yes, but I do not know if Kidney Doctors receive this training
  • No, because this is not something these Dr.s learn to do
  • No, MRI with contrast is a poor way to diagnose cancer
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Renal Onocytoma
Has anyone out there dealt with a renal onocytoma? I was diagnosed with a mass on my left kidney last...More
Posted by ccrosthwaite54
Renal Onocytoma
A 4.5 centimeter mass was found on my left kidney last May 2013. It was discovered when I ended up in...More
Posted by ccrosthwaite54
Medulary Sponge Kidney
After being diagnosed with Medulary Sponge Kidney for 10 years, a black spot was found on my left kidney when...More
Posted by An_255092
OPEN SURGERY FOR KIDNEY STONE
Would be interested to hear of anyone who had this surgery. It is a very big surgery and how long was...More
Posted by helenehere
OPEN SURGERY FOR KIDNEY STONE
Would be interested to hear of anyone who had this surgery. It is a very big surgery and how long was...More
Posted by helenehere
sponge kidney.
Is there anything I can do to help my sister? Dr's put a stint into both kidneys because they look like...More
Posted by johnfowler0779
sponge kidney.
Is there anything I can do to help my sister? Dr's put a stint into both kidneys because they look like...More
Posted by johnfowler0779
Doctor botched my cystoscope
I had a kidney stone at the age of 19 that was back in 1973, The old doctor looked like he should have retired...More
Posted by intruder
Post Kidney Infection
My brother was told that he had a post kidney infection called "germuroli" (may be spelled incorrectly). The...More
Posted by xnet1
Getting sick during dialysis
My dad has been on dialysis for over a year. Lately he has been getting sick and really dizzy during dialysis. He...More
Posted by suelm
Kidney Stones with SWL procedure (
Like to hear from anyone who has had a kidney stone shock waved to smash the stone?????
Posted by helenehere
Chronic kidney disease
Can Pre-digested vegan protein worsen chronic kidney disease
Posted by rlrich
Chronic kidney disease
Can Pre-digested vegan protein worsen chronic kidney disease
Posted by rlrich
SWL Shock wave Lithotripsy
Has anyone gone through this procedure and would like to know how the pain level was and sedation?
Posted by helenehere

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Pain level and sedation going though a SWL
  • Both
  • both
  • both
  • both
  • both
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Kidney 17% function
My sister is 73 years old & her kidney function is only 17% combined. She had a heart attack 8 days ago...More
Posted by pat1966
Abdominal Pain following kidney removal
I recently had a kidney removed due to a benign growth, now, about 6 weeks later, I am having severe pain...More
Posted by carndts2112
Just diagnosed with Acute Kidney Failure
My mom's creatinine levels for the last few years have been 1.2 - 1.5, just this month her levels went to...More
Posted by zachnate67
7% kidney left
my husband has 7% of his only kidney left. been vomiting and dizzy and has lots of pain with everything. really...More
Posted by jfoux

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kidney failing
  • yes
  • no
  • maybe
  • not likly
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