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crbuchner posted:
My primary doctor ordered an ultrasound of my kidneys. I was referred to a kidney doctor. I was told I have a cyst about 1 inch on my left kidney that has shadows, plus I have stage 3 kidney failure. He wants to wait 6 months before he will take a biopsy. He said he would send me a letter explaining all the test he had done. 3 weeks ago......no letter.

My confusion is what is correlation between the cyst and the failure? I can't find anything that on-line that combines the two.

I have had fibro for 20 yrs and diagnosed with Parkinson's last month. I just don't understand. Any information will help.
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John-SKPT responded:
You're right that, generally, simple cysts are unrelated to renal failure.

So we have to assume that there is either something unusual about the cyst, or that some other condition is responsible for the reduction in function.

Fibromyalgia and Parkinsons are but suspected to have some connection to autoimmune dysfunction, but it's not specifically identified. There are numerous autoimmune kidney dysfunctions. That's nothing but a vague suggestion of a link, but it might be interesting to pursue.

If you have more info from the doc or more details about the sort of tests performed, we might get a bit closer.


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