I've been having GI and acid reflux issues lately. I had an upper endoscopy which looked good my Dr. said although still waiting back on the tissue biopsies which is normal procedure.
However, he ordered an abdominal ultrasound and to my shock it showed a mass. I've been very scared to say the least. I'm almost 43 and male, fit, never smoked, never drank alcohol, eat very healthy, only drink water, exercise regularly with aerobics and weight training, etc. and have never had a health issue before. No kidney cancer in family. I do suffer from some anxiety issues that started in 2013 after my father passed away at the age of 94.
I am getting a ct scan done on Wednesday.
I've also been having some side and lower back pains. But I also injured my lower back 25 years working out using barbell squats and then re-aggravated it about
5 months ago changing weights. I've also had some achy joints particular knees, but I was cycling 6-7 days per week for a stretch. I assumed all of this was because of overuse and injury, but I know I wonder. I've also had a very subtle low grade temp off and on for last 10 days from 98.6 to 99.5 at times. Sometimes it drops back to 98.3. I just had blood work done and everything is fine. Urine test was done a few weeks ago and normal.
Here is what the report stated in summary (see below
impression"). Any thoughts?
3.8 cm heterogeneous mass within the inferior pole of the left kidney
demonstrating internal vascularity. This is concerning for malignancy.
Recommend correlation with dedicated contrast-enhanced CT.
Post Edited (dh1972) : 4/6/2015 9:12:27 AM (GMT-6)