What Causes Kidney Lesions And How Are They Treated?


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Ray Hueston answered
A lesion is an abnormal growth that can grow either on or in an organism. Kidney lesions are areas of tissue growth in or on the kidneys. Due to the broad definition, medical experts define and classify lesions according to their shapes and sizes. As any other lesions, they can be either benign or malignant which are non-cancerous and cancerous respectively.  Kidney lesions can be caused by a number of things such as infections, trauma, scarring from previous surgery or even cancer. Cancerous legions require immediate treatment whereas benign ones are less of a concern, although they might still need medical attention and possibly treatment. Most kidney lesions are treated because the patients begin to develop and experience symptoms, such as pains or blood in the urine, which are then looked at by a doctor usually using ultrasound or urinalysis. In some cases samples of the kidneys may be taken and analysed. When the cause of the lesion is identified the doctor decides whether it requires immediate treatment or if it is beneficial to see how it develops, if it requires treatment at all. The treatments for kidney lesions can vary depending on how it was formed in the first place, however usual treatments include medication, surgery, chemo- and radiotherapy or the worst scenario option of a kidney transplant if it is too damaged. In the latter case sometimes family members are willing to donate a kidney to the suffering relative as people can survive on one kidney alone. If you think you may have some of the symptoms of a kidney lesion then it is advised that you seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
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Anonymous answered
I had a lesion in 09 measuring 17mm and just had another contrast and now measures 21mm.  Does lesions grow at this rate?  Thank you.
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jade leanna answered
Will actually kidney lesions is something that happens over years most of the time if their not real  bad they can have you a medican that get rid of them
patrick mc mullan Profile
Bad renal infections or post operative scar tissue result in lesions.  Most will scar over and it really only becomes a problem if there are enough lesions to hamper the effectiveness of the kidney function.

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