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Dr Gupta I had a recent ultrasound showing both kidneys with

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I had a recent ultrasound showing both kidneys with hypecolic nodules. I am 71 years of age. Left kidney nodule is 8mm and the right shows a 7mm and a 1.2 mm The parenchyma is normal and There is no shadowing showing calculi.
What exactly is this indicative of if anything?
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Hello Dyde ,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today. Since Dr. Gupta is offline, I am answering your question.

Since hypoechoic nodules are on both the sides and are quite small the possibility of it being cancer is very low. This possibilities are;

1) Renal infarction (loss of blood supply of a tiny portion of the kidney)
2) Kidney cyst
3) Renal adenoma
4) Oncocytoma
5) Angiomyolipoma
6) Hemangioma

All of these are non cancerous (benign).

A CT scan and / or MRI are usually advised to further confirm the diagnosis.

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