Kidney Biopsy
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Kidney Biopsy Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

Reasons for Procedure

A kidney biopsy is done to diagnose a disease or medical condition.

A kidney biopsy may be done if you have:

  • Blood in the urine
  • High levels of protein in the urine
  • Low kidney function
  • A growth on the kidney
  • Kidney infection
  • Cyst on the kidney

Once the tissue is examined, your doctor can make a diagnosis and provide treatment.

If you had a kidney transplant , it may also be done to see if your new kidney is working properly.

 
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Posted 8 years ago

ARE GROWTHS, A MASS OR CYST USUALLY CANCER?

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Posted 8 years ago

ARE GROWTHS, MASS OR CYST IN OR ON THE KIDNEY USUALLY CANCER?

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mat.j.collins 8 years ago

They are not always cancer. The chances of one being cancer depend on your risk factors such as diet, smoking or drinking habits, family history, and genetics. A biopsy will allow the doctor to determine whether the growth/mass/cyst is malignant (cancer) or not. If you are having a biopsy, I recommend also reading the Kidney Biopsy Overview page at: http://www.foundhealth.com/kidney-biopsy/overview

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