This is Dr. David
I am sorry about the kidney issue.
genital herpes would not cause a 7cm kidney growth.
it sounds like your doctors are worried about you having a possible kidney cancer or renal cell carcinoma
if they are planning on removing the whole kidney.
an infection would not look like a mass on the kidney
a biopsy is tricky of these potential renal cell carcinomas of the kidney.
so that is why sometimes they just decide to remove the mass.
sometimes if the mass is on one part of the kidney, they can perform a partial nephrectomy and only remove part of the kidney.
it depends on the size of the mass and location.
if I bought a urine test kit and it showed there was no blood in the urine, what should I do
this would not change the fact that a 7cm mass was seen on your left kidney.
it sounds like you really don't want to have this surgery.
I can understand.
it can be quite scary.
but it is a good thing that your doctors found this mass.
they told me after discussing at the mdt they will remove the whole kidney.
you need to have CT Scans of your chest and abdomen and pelvis.
hopefully this cancer has not spread.
removing the whole kidney and the mass could cure you of this renal cell carcinoma
and is the best way to cure you of this potential kidney cancer.
so it is the best treatment at this point.
They did a urgent CT scan after the ultrasound with dye injected. There was no evidence of any other growths anywhere else
that is good.
hopefully the kidney surgery will cure you of the mass.
they plan to do the surgery in a few weeks as urgent why
because they don't want to allow this kidney cancer to continue to grow.
I am in shock feeling so well, and not seeing any blood in the urine . I just keept saying to the GP the blood was probably due to the trauma from the herpes. thankfully he reffered me on
yes, I am glad he refered you on as well.
do you have other questions?
I am scared I think about loosing a kidney, surgery and dying on the op table. I have had ops before but the older I get I more apprehensive. Plus my emotions are all over, seem to cry a lot now, no particular reason
you should look into cancer support groups close to you in the area.
the hospital should have support groups as well.
you might need to go on an antidepressant medication to help as well.
best of luck to you
I have to go see a patient now.
I will be back in 20 minutes or so
thank you just one more thing
let me know if you have other questions
I have jigh blood pressure couple of yrs now. Can that have cause dthe growth
no, high blood pressure would not cause a 7cm growth in your kidney.
many people have high blood pressure
and no kidney mass.
would the medication cause the growth
this sounds like an unfortunate bit of bad luck with this 7cm kidney mass.
no, high blood pressure medication would not cause this growth.
many people are on high blood pressure medications and don't have kidney growths.
ok, thank you. I just read somewhere it was a factor
try not to stress about the surgery.
ok I am going to do some Mindfulness
that is a good plan.
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