New here and worrying. pls help

leah1219
leah1219 Member Posts: 4
edited October 2014 in Kidney Cancer #1

Hi everybody, 

I'm leah, female and I'm 29.years old. I've been having flank pain and under the ribs pain, tiredness and monthly pain by my pelvic not like cramp pain but more of like when sitting down pressure goes up on the lower abdomen to the top abdomen under my rib. My creatinine is 0.5 and my urine is clear. It  was accidentally that they found something in my kidney during a full abdomen. That was found on July of this year bit I just got the result September because sone problem with the imaging place.  The diagnosis said "there is a 4.7 x 4.7 cm hypoechoic density in the superior aspect of the left kidney and could represent a lesion ct scan with iv contrast is suggested of clinically needed." I am panicking over it and causes so much stress and imitating more of rcc symptoms. Googling it really didn't help me but scares more than ever.i have 2 beautiful kids and my youngest just turned 2 and having this problem makes me worry about my kids, if something happen to me i don't know what's going to happen to them. Any advice is acceptable.  Thank u.

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    You need a CT scan for proper diagnosis

    Leah,

     

    You need to proceed with the CT scan for an accurate diagnosis. Flank pain can be a 1000 different things only 1 of which is Kidney Cancer. Worst case scenerio (and you are not there yet) is that if it is Kidney Cancer and (at 4.7cm) is nearly 100% curable from surgery alone. I would like to say that 29 year old women do not get Kidney Cancer, but it has occured on rare occasions. In any event you are going to be around for the grandchildren as they grow up 30 and 40 years from now.

     

    Mine was 12 years  ago.

     

    Icemantoo

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Hope all goes well for you!

    Hi Leah,

    I understand how worried you are but try not to let your fear take over. It could be cancer but it is just as possible that it's not. No one want's to receive such bad news but if it turns out to be the worst case scenario you will have caught it early, that would be a positive thing. Many people with kidney cancer now go on to live a long full life after surgery, especially with such a small growth. There is no reason for you to believe differently! so try and remain calm and wait for more difinitive results. Please stay off google, that will just make your head spin big time. Have you booked your scan yet? 

     

    Take care and keep in touch:)

     

    Djinnie x

     

     

  • Ed J
    Ed J Member Posts: 34
    icemantoo said:

    You need a CT scan for proper diagnosis

    Leah,

     

    You need to proceed with the CT scan for an accurate diagnosis. Flank pain can be a 1000 different things only 1 of which is Kidney Cancer. Worst case scenerio (and you are not there yet) is that if it is Kidney Cancer and (at 4.7cm) is nearly 100% curable from surgery alone. I would like to say that 29 year old women do not get Kidney Cancer, but it has occured on rare occasions. In any event you are going to be around for the grandchildren as they grow up 30 and 40 years from now.

     

    Mine was 12 years  ago.

     

    Icemantoo

    CT SCan

    Don't worry. Get the CT Scan. If the kidney is bad , they'll remove it. Happened to me 12 months ago. So far so good.

  • aamdsi
    aamdsi Member Posts: 284
    Sorry about all this

    But take away a few "positves"...get the CT scan, then you'll know what you are dealing with. IF it turns out to be cancer, , as most of us here can attest to, it will be alright.

    Surgery and recovering is a B*%$@ yes, but after a couple month (no baby carrying!) you will be back up-to-snuff.

    We are all here for you.  Take a deep breath and get the answers then the treatment.

     

    Laurie

  • leah1219
    leah1219 Member Posts: 4
    icemantoo said:

    You need a CT scan for proper diagnosis

    Leah,

     

    You need to proceed with the CT scan for an accurate diagnosis. Flank pain can be a 1000 different things only 1 of which is Kidney Cancer. Worst case scenerio (and you are not there yet) is that if it is Kidney Cancer and (at 4.7cm) is nearly 100% curable from surgery alone. I would like to say that 29 year old women do not get Kidney Cancer, but it has occured on rare occasions. In any event you are going to be around for the grandchildren as they grow up 30 and 40 years from now.

     

    Mine was 12 years  ago.

     

    Icemantoo

    Thank u

    My ct scan was done yesterday and just waiting for the result. Thank u so much for the advice and sharing what u know. I will keep u posted for what the result is. God bless u.

  • leah1219
    leah1219 Member Posts: 4
    Thank u all for the advice

    Hi to all, 

    My ivp was done yesterday, now I'm just waiting for the result which will take 24hrs to get to my doc. As soon as I hot my result I will keep you guys posted. Thank you so much for the good advice and kind words. 

  • leah1219
    leah1219 Member Posts: 4
    Good news

    Hi all,

    My result came and it was a cyst. No sign of cancer.. my doctor said nothing they can do about it. I thank u all for the good advice and kind words. God is good all the time. God bless u all.

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    leah1219 said:

    Good news

    Hi all,

    My result came and it was a cyst. No sign of cancer.. my doctor said nothing they can do about it. I thank u all for the good advice and kind words. God is good all the time. God bless u all.

    Membership denied

    Leah

     

    Sorry, but we have to deny you membership to our club. You are welcome to stop in and say hello at any time.

    And do follow up with scans if a problem developes in the future.

     

    Icemantoo

     

  • GSRon
    GSRon Member Posts: 1,303 Member
    leah1219 said:

    Good news

    Hi all,

    My result came and it was a cyst. No sign of cancer.. my doctor said nothing they can do about it. I thank u all for the good advice and kind words. God is good all the time. God bless u all.

    Great News..!  Just so you

    Great News..!  Just so you know.. we celebrate when someone escapes this crap called Cancer..  Pizza and beer all around..!

    Ron

  • Ed J
    Ed J Member Posts: 34
    leah1219 said:

    Thank u

    My ct scan was done yesterday and just waiting for the result. Thank u so much for the advice and sharing what u know. I will keep u posted for what the result is. God bless u.

    Hang in there kiddo.  The

    Hang in there kiddo.  The worst part is the waiting for the results.  Keep us posted.

  • Ed J
    Ed J Member Posts: 34
    Djinnie said:

    Hope all goes well for you!

    Hi Leah,

    I understand how worried you are but try not to let your fear take over. It could be cancer but it is just as possible that it's not. No one want's to receive such bad news but if it turns out to be the worst case scenario you will have caught it early, that would be a positive thing. Many people with kidney cancer now go on to live a long full life after surgery, especially with such a small growth. There is no reason for you to believe differently! so try and remain calm and wait for more difinitive results. Please stay off google, that will just make your head spin big time. Have you booked your scan yet? 

     

    Take care and keep in touch:)

     

    Djinnie x

     

     

    I agree, Djinnie.  Reading

    I agree, Djinnie.  Reading stuff on line will drive you nuts. Even my doctor told me to not Google "stuff".

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    GSRon said:

    Great News..!  Just so you

    Great News..!  Just so you know.. we celebrate when someone escapes this crap called Cancer..  Pizza and beer all around..!

    Ron

    Pizza and Beer

    As a celebration for good news, and to cheer us up for bad! :)

     

    Here's to more good news! I had a Pacifico at lunch to celebrate it being Wednesday at that Mexican place you and I met Ron. No pizza, but beer is good all the time (in moderation, of course)!

     

    Todd

  • aamdsi
    aamdsi Member Posts: 284
    Oh am so happy for you!

    Now you must "leave" and enjoy the rest of your life 8-)

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    aamdsi said:

    Oh am so happy for you!

    Now you must "leave" and enjoy the rest of your life 8-)

    That's wonderful news and I'm

    That's wonderful news and I'm happy for you Laughing

  • bobbynyc
    bobbynyc Member Posts: 4
    leah1219 said:

    Thank u all for the advice

    Hi to all, 

    My ivp was done yesterday, now I'm just waiting for the result which will take 24hrs to get to my doc. As soon as I hot my result I will keep you guys posted. Thank you so much for the good advice and kind words. 

    Wonderful News!

    So happy to her your news Leah!