Newbie.. Simple kydney cyst or more?

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Date Joined Dec 2013
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   Posted 12/3/2013 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all..
A few months ago a cyst was found in my kidney. Was said to enhance with contrast. At the same time swelling in arms/hands/face began. Mostly at night and thru the morning. Fast forward to most recent tests. Blood work seemed okay, urinalysis however was chock-full-o *stuff*.
Protein was +4, occult blood +2, RBC and WBC high, also trace glucose, no infection seen.

I'm young - 38 - not overweight and relatively healthy. I drink water all day - haven't had a soda in years. Nephrologist was concerned that I have a rare autoimmune disease called dermatomyositis. While the symptoms are probable - bloodwork doesn't necessarily support that DX. I repeated urinalysis today.

My question I suppose is this: has anyone had a similar experience with kidney cyst? The protein level is the most concerning to me.
Any info is greatly appreciated.

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   Posted 12/24/2013 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told of one in 1997 at age 36, little did I know it was 3x3x4 cm then!
I never thought of it until they look for a stone and see a 10x10x12 tumor
and after a day in hospital I recalled their 1997 finding which the new Drs resarched and found and are amazed and do not know what I have.

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   Posted 12/24/2013 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   

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