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What does a nodule on the kidney mean when the doctor says

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What does a nodule on the kidney mean when the doctor says it looks normal, but need a follow-up ultrasound in 6 months. Is this serious?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 5 years ago.
Nodules and Cysts of the kidney are quite common and are often found incidentally in Ultrasound or CT done for other conditions.

The majority of renal nodules are benign nodules. These are specially common with age. In case of benign nodules, there is no need of treatment and the only thing to be observed is a wait and see procedure. You will require annual or bi-annual checkups.

Since the majority of nodules are benign, it is accepted protocol to only keep this under observation and monitoring, as you have been advised.

One thing that you should discuss with the doctor in case you wish a more active treatment is a CT or Ultrasound guided FNAC, this test is essential for a proper diagnosis.


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for your answer. It helps put my mind at ease.
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 5 years ago.
Glad I could help.

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