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I was quite ill , saw the out of hours Dr who diagnosed me

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I was quite ill , saw the out of hours Dr who diagnosed me with gential Herpes a few months ago.This took awhile to clear up. After seeing the out of hrs Dr they advised me to follow up with my GP as I had blood present in my urine ++++.
The GP monitored my urine over 4-6 weeks and blood was present 1% at each test. This blood was 'hidden'.
The GP referred urgently to the hospital for further investigations.
A Ultrasound identified a growth on my Left Kidney. A urgent CT scan same day confirmed the growth was confined to the Left kidney only and was estimated to be approximately 7cm .
Is there a possibility that the gential herpes is linked with the growth in the left kidney, could this cause a infection??
The consultant has advised me the plan is to remove all the kidney is there any alternative.?
I have no symptoms and feel very well. I also have high blood pressure which I take Lorstan 100mg OD
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry about the kidney issue.

Dr. David :

genital herpes would not cause a 7cm kidney growth.

Dr. David :

it sounds like your doctors are worried about you having a possible kidney cancer or renal cell carcinoma

Dr. David :

if they are planning on removing the whole kidney.

Dr. David :

an infection would not look like a mass on the kidney

Dr. David :

a biopsy is tricky of these potential renal cell carcinomas of the kidney.

Dr. David :

so that is why sometimes they just decide to remove the mass.

Dr. David :

sometimes if the mass is on one part of the kidney, they can perform a partial nephrectomy and only remove part of the kidney.

Dr. David :

it depends on the size of the mass and location.

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer:

Morning

Customer:

if I bought a urine test kit and it showed there was no blood in the urine, what should I do

Dr. David :

this would not change the fact that a 7cm mass was seen on your left kidney.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you really don't want to have this surgery.

Dr. David :

I can understand.

Dr. David :

it can be quite scary.

Dr. David :

but it is a good thing that your doctors found this mass.

Customer:

they told me after discussing at the mdt they will remove the whole kidney.

Dr. David :

you need to have CT Scans of your chest and abdomen and pelvis.

Dr. David :

hopefully this cancer has not spread.

Dr. David :

removing the whole kidney and the mass could cure you of this renal cell carcinoma

Dr. David :

and is the best way to cure you of this potential kidney cancer.

Dr. David :

so it is the best treatment at this point.

Customer:

They did a urgent CT scan after the ultrasound with dye injected. There was no evidence of any other growths anywhere else

Dr. David :

that is good.

Dr. David :

hopefully the kidney surgery will cure you of the mass.

Customer:

they plan to do the surgery in a few weeks as urgent why

Dr. David :

because they don't want to allow this kidney cancer to continue to grow.

Customer:

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

Dr. David :

yes, I am glad he refered you on as well.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Customer:

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

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you should look into cancer support groups close to you in the area.

Dr. David :

the hospital should have support groups as well.

Dr. David :

you might need to go on an antidepressant medication to help as well.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

I have to go see a patient now.

Dr. David :

I will be back in 20 minutes or so

Customer:

thank you just one more thing

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

Dr. David :

sure.

Customer:

I have jigh blood pressure couple of yrs now. Can that have cause dthe growth

Dr. David :

no, high blood pressure would not cause a 7cm growth in your kidney.

Dr. David :

many people have high blood pressure

Dr. David :

and no kidney mass.

Customer:

would the medication cause the growth

Dr. David :

this sounds like an unfortunate bit of bad luck with this 7cm kidney mass.

Dr. David :

no, high blood pressure medication would not cause this growth.

Dr. David :

many people are on high blood pressure medications and don't have kidney growths.

Customer:

ok, thank you. I just read somewhere it was a factor

Dr. David :

try not to stress about the surgery.

Customer:

ok I am going to do some Mindfulness

Dr. David :

that is a good plan.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

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Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX for the advice. I will think positive thoughts

Dr. David :

you can always reach me as Dr. David if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

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