hi thanks for your time. i have been in kidney failure since 2/04. original diagnosis was end stage renal disease. i improved my number quick enough to exit dialysis after 90 days.
after i got baseline healthy, i asked a nephrologist to do a biopsy. he agreed. other doctors blamed my hiv+ status, but we had other ideas. just afer the biopsy i went hematoma -- probably for not resting enough. i went back to hospital and after 30 days, my numbers were at a good chronic but stable creatinine score of 1-9-2.5.
i have always massaged myself to ease muscle and joint pain, and i noticed a mass on the left side of my abdomen, right under my rib cage. so having just had a nephrology exam, i thought little of this mass when i started experiencing major watery stool and some vomitting. i also began feeling lower right quadrant abdominal pain -- my gallbladder is removed. so i suspceted my appendix to be the culprit. my lab work was great, with 2.4 (stable) creatinine. but a "cyst" was found near my left kidney "more toward the back." cat scan number two the following day revealed that the left side growth "has some complexity." so i underwent an mri today with results expected tomorrow.