Nov 20, 2013 - 2:29 pm
As these things often happen, when undergoing an MRI this week for Spinal Stenosis, the Radiologist noticed a multi septated lesion on my right kidney 5cmx3cmx5.6cm. She suggested an ultrasound immediatley to determine if it was a cystic neoplasm.
I live in Ontario Canada where health care is free, which is great, but the waiting times are not. I waited 10 weeks for the MRI after suffering with massive leg and hip pain for a year now. Misdiagnosed by 7 Dr's including an orthopaedic surgeon who incorrectly misdiagnosed twice!
The ultrasound is scheduled for tomorrow ( I got lucky and called a place and they had an immediate spot)- but my question is; is getting an ultrasound the proper protocol? Not another MRI, or CT?
I want to be as pushy and proactive as possible with this. Seeing as it may take up to a year for a Neurologist for the Spinal Stenosis I will have time on my hands to drive everyone crazy!
Thank you in advance for any insight.