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Old 07-08-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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left flank pain and swelling

Two weeks ago I developed pain in the left flank and had a CAT scan in the ER which indicated that there are kidney cysts in the left kidney as well as some undetermined lesions, the largest about 1.5 cm. Pancreas, adrenals, and gallblader are clear. I don't have a fever or chills, and I haven't been ******* blood, nor do I have a history of kidney disease. A recent urine test taken about two weeks before this flare up indicated albumin in my urine, and I understand that indicates that something is wrong with the kidneys. My left side is swollen and it feels sore. Funny that when I lie on my right side I feel the pain in my left flank, but don't feel it when I lie on the left side. I am scheduled for a contrast CAT scan this Tuesday and I am scared stiff. I hope that this is benign. Has anyone gone through this sort of thing before? I feel like helpless. I keep imagining the worst.

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