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Old 10-17-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Fat deposit on left kidney

My creatine level was high at my last physical so my doctor sent me to a Nephrologist for further review.

He gave me an MRI and they found a fat deposit (not sure size of it) on my left kidney.

He said it wasn't cancerous. Right now I feel fine and I go back next month for a follow up.

Any questions I should ask?? Do these fat deposits grow in size??

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Old 01-02-2014, 06:44 AM   #2
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Re: Fat deposit on left kidney

Fatty tumors are called angiomylolipomas. If that's what it truly is, it's benign but can grow large enough to cause problems. They will most likely follow it over time with imaging to keep track of its growth.

I have two of what is a probable angiomyolipoma but mine doubled in size inm 5 months so now its looking more like mine may actually be a malignancy.

Have you been back to the doctor yet? I know it's nerve wracking to know you have a "thing" inside your kidney!
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Re: Fat deposit on left kidney

Not to worry so much. I've had a fat deposit in my left kidney also for 5 years now.

My doctor had me do a CAT scan just to make sure it wasn't cancerous after the MRI.

Right now I go once a year. I don't take any medicine or anything for it.

Best of luck.

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