Wow I have missed alot with working all my overtime the last couple of weeks.
Ok flank pain and detecting a mass? Flank pain is common with PKD, cysts can bleed, break, tissue obstructions and KIDNEY MUTATION. You really do need to call your nephews office and leave a message that you would like a scan of the mass. He shouldn't even blink from the request. You are the patient and you asking for a minor procedure shouldn't be a problem. He would probably smile and tell his nurse to set it up.
It could be your kidneys are alittle swollen depending on what stage of PKD you are in. I have pain all the time. Its aching and annoying that it drives me crazy. But I have no excessive growth going one just cysts breaking, bleeding and tissue passing.
I would feel so much better for you if you had a scan.
And please keep us updated!
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........