Hello all, after reading through this forum there is a lot of good info, I thought I would give it a shot and post my experience and problem. I am a 44, male, good shape no smoking etc.
About 10 years ago I noticed my first bout with a patch of hair gone on my scalp about the size of a quarter ( what the :eek:) which later I discovered was "alopecia". It grew back and all was fine and dandy, over the years about every 3rd year another patch shows up, at the present time I have 3 small spots on the back of my scalp, (I'm sure they will grow back) Interesting enough I went to the er last week (5:00 AM) for severe stomach pain, very bad!! since the pain started at 12:00AM, I finally got some pain killers whew! The very good doc decided I need a ct scan and came back saying I had the stomach flew (probably from eating unwashed cherries with a tough guy attitude) and.... he also said there a mass above my left kidney so off to another doc I went, turns out there is about a 6cm mass that needs to be surgically removed, could this have been the problem all along with the alepecia? The doc says its not connected to the kidney (great news so far) and can be cut out with a camera and tools inserted through incisions. he also said that some tumers produce hormones, thus my question. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, Thanks