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Old 01-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Abdominal Kidney UT results

Hello Everyone,

I am in need of help. I was having some bladder problems (bladder felt full) and went to the doctor. He ordered a pelvic UT and didnt find anything. So i requested an abdominal UT and the found that i have a fatty liver. The exact wording is "moderate diffuse fatty infiltration. There appears to be a small region of focal fatty sparing adjacent to the gallbladder fossa". In addition, the doctor that interpreted the UT saw a 28mm x 25mm x 29mm hump on the left kidney and he suspects it is a dromedary hump. My blood and urinalysis just showed high cholesterol (slightly above the limit), slightly above the upper limit for uric acid, and my ALT is almost reaching the upper limit. No blood in my urine was found (but not all kidney cancer patients show blood in the urine from what've read on the net). I remembered that i did another abdominal UT 6 years ago (I was 60 lbs lighter then) due to some back pain but everything was normal looking (different UT place and technician). My doctor does not believe it is cancer (but what does he care, since i am the one that dies if he is wrong), and i've asked to be referred to a specialist and he won't do it (i am in Canada). Since i am still worried and my mind can't let it go, i asked for a CT scan to check. He has agreed to that much, but my questions are as follows:

1) Would an MRI be better than a CT scan (radiation)? Would it show the same as a CT scan?
2) Is a dromedary hump normal on my kidney even though it was not found there 6 years ago? Or is it a sign of trouble to come?
3) Is it possible that the extra 60 lbs i gained pushed my spleen/liver and deformed the left kidney?

I would really appreciate the help, since i am very worried and my GP is not the greatest.



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