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First told angiomyolipoma,now multiple possible cysts HELP

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  • Posted By: debgail
  • December 28, 2007
  • 04:05 AM

Hi everyone! I am new here and am hoping to find someone who might have a similar situation and what to do about it.

Months ago I had a abdominal ultrasound and they found 2"possible angiomyolipomas" in my right kidney. The doc ordered a 2nd ultrasound(because of pain) and it said "mass of unknown etiology" c.t recommended. I had the ct and now it says"Multiple subcentimeter hypodensities measuring appproximately 10 hounsfield units are seen in the right kidney which may or may not represent kidney cysts".
I am now so confused , because I thought ct was supposed to be more accurate at diiagnosis than ultrasound. I gather that they are not sure what is in my right kidney. I mean which is more likely, angiomyolipoma, cysts? AND are they sure that it is NOT cancer since the "MAY" be cysts is mentioned.

If anyone can shed any light on anything of this nature I would really appreciate the info.
Thankies,
Debbie

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