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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Nephrology Topics

Question: Kidney problem


 elieh - Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:02 pm

My relative is a female 35 years old
She had attened a CT scan.
The doctor report mentioned the following:
""the right kidney shows a right mid-anterior hypodense fat containing 5.8 mm diameter non-enhancing lesion suggestive of a hamartoma (angiomyolipoma )""
can you please explain me if it's dangerous and what are the treatments that showld be taken
Thanks
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:37 pm

User avatar Hi Elieh,

Angiomyolipomas (hamartomas) are found in about 1-3% of the population. They are noncancerous tumors and often are isolated, incidental findings. They can also be found in association with a syndrome called Tuberous Sclerosis. If more than one hamartoma is found, tuberous sclerosis should be considered.

Usually, no intervention is needed. When isolated they are essentially an incidental finding. Occasionally they can begin bleeding and require treatment for this.

Best wishes.
 elieh - Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:11 pm

Dear Dr. Lowe
First I would like to thank you for your kind help.

Bellow is our previous convirsation about my relative kidney problem. As I'm not convinced with her doctor treatement since he only subscribed her a pain reliever. Please find bellow a list of symptoms she is suffering, please I need advise.

- Pain on the side between ribs and hip (Yes)
- Pain in the belly (Yes)
- Pain in the back (Yes)
- Fever (Seldom)
- Frequent urination (Yes)
- Blood in your urine (Yes)
- Pain or burning during urination (Sometimes)
- Feeling tired (Yes)
- Feeling weak (Yes)
- Loss of appetite (Many times)
- Not sleeping (Random)
- Swelling of the feet and ankles (No)
- Nausea and Vomiting (No)

Thanks a lot
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:56 pm

User avatar Hi Elieh,

I would recommend your relative see a kidney specialist. She should also be tested for a urinary tract infection that. She may need further testing to help determine why she is having the blood and other symptoms. A nephrologist (kidney specialist) is likely to give you the best information.

Best wishes.

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