Mar 25, 2013 - 3:05 pm
Can't believe it has been a year since my husband found out he had a 7.5cm mass, and subsequently a few weeks later had the mass and his left kidney removed, which they determined was cancerous, but thankfully, no spreading to other organs. We just went for his 1 year CT Scan w/contrast. After drinking the wonderful fluid, the radiologist told him he would not be able to have the scan w/contrast as his ratios were not in line (from the blood work done a couple days prior). We have follow up appt with Urologist in 1 week, but also searching to understand more. His creatinine is 1.6, and his BUN is 22, 51 year old white male, one kidney. What have others experienced. I know when he left the hospital the creatinine was 1.8--I wrote it down since I really do not have any medical experience (again thankfully). I looked up his pre-surgery info, he had .98 and BUN 12 one week before his kidney/mass removal in April 2012.
Just wondering whether others are experiencing same changes, and if this is a sign of anything more serious; and what questions to be asking. They still did a CT w/o contrast, but how common is it to not be able to have a CT w/contrast; and are they able to determine if cancer is back without the contrast.
Thanks for all your help!