Kidney cyst size and symptoms? (Any Ideas?)

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Kidney cyst size and symptoms? (Any Ideas?)

by Prsartist on Wed May 09, 2012 11:13 AM

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I've just been diagnosed with a complex kidney Cyst (bosniak grade III) that grew from 1.6cm to 2.9cm in 6 months, and my Dr's Want to remove it. CT & MRI revealed another cyst (bosniak grade IIF) in the same kidney Along with an adrenal adenoma 1.5cm (they say is benign) Also (7) 4-5mm lung nodules (both lungs) (3) of them being GGO (ground glass) I've seen dozens of Dr's and had dozens of tests Over the last few years trying to find the cause of my symptoms, and the only Other thing they found was a hyperparathroid tumor They removed 2 years ago. (unfortunately that didn't relieve any symptoms as I had hoped) My symptoms include: (had these before any diagnosis) Extreme fatigue Weakness Malaise Body aches in back, shoulders, and hips. That don't seem to get worse (or better) with anything I do (1) Swollen ankle which revealed no injury cause Recent high blood pressure tests (which I didn't have before) I've seen 2 urologists that say these findings are NOT Causing ANY of my symptoms? And that the cysts and tumors are likely unrelated (which I find hard to believe) Has anyone had symptoms with cyst/cancer This small? And is it possible that a 3cm Cyst could have metastized to my lungs? (without lymph node involvement?) I am a 45 y.o. former smoker of 20yrs. Who quit 3 years ago. Thanks in advance

RE: Kidney cyst size and symptoms? (Any Ideas?)

by Annroth on Thu May 10, 2012 01:51 AM

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I realize we are all different but my experience was extreme fatigue, vague ache up under my left rib cage, SOB, put on oxygen as I am also working thru a clinical depression and my body is really drained.  The Dr finally LISTENED and took a cat scan of my CHEST, the tech was still on the phone and noticed something at the BASE of my left lung---they did a cat scan of the abdomen and who-la---I ended up with a grade 111 ,encapsalated tumor that had EATEN UP MY WHOLE LEFT KIDNEY and was working on the fat in my belly---and I DIDN"T EVEN KNOW IT!  No blood in the urnine--etc--They removed the kidney and I did well for 2 1/2 years with no further tx---3 weeks ago my yearly cat scan shows a Different kind of cancer---enlarge nodules (3.5) under my right arm and 1.--under the left arm then one in the center of my chest.   As I am 80 years old this mo, he asked if I wanted to just let it go, and I SAID, NO!  That is what Obama wants but I want to live, I planted a few flowers last week, like that was enough reason for letting me live for awhile.  But I had my PET SCAN last Wed and no word of what is going on, maybe I am too anxious, but this isn't tiddily winks we are playing with! I also have shoulder, lower back---left side--again---I take Synthroid and have for 50 years and it is OK as far as I know---I am having headaches, and the right eye and ear, sinusitis I assume, heat helps.   My friends tell me to "SUCK IT UP" but I have been too eshausted to take care of my home for years--partly due to a clinical depression, which is finally clearing----sigh---I never smoked, which through the Drs a curve--well, I am sorry-----just deal with the FACTS and leave my mental health to ME. -When you are saddled with NERVES early on in your life, unfortunately, a LOT OF SYMPTOMS are ignored in a timely fashion.  HOpe this helps---my lungs were OK all thru this and at the removal of the kidney about 3 years ago, no lymph nodes were involved---Best Wishes

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