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Old 02-13-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I (a male) had a UTI once- took some antibiotics and something for the urge to urinate. went away. UTI came back months later and was given the same prescription BUT also referred to a urologist. After some tests is was determined that I had kidney stones as well as a renal mass. sucks to be me.

anyhow, as you cannot perform a biopsy on a renal mass without removing, it was removed- along with 1/3 of my kidney. ouch- 6 hour surgery, big scar (open partial nephrectomy).

Prognosis- RCC (kidney cancer), contained, fully removed (according to the world class director of urology oncology at NYU Medical Center.

Not trying to scare you but if the UTI comes back insist that he see a board certified urologist.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:13 PM
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I (a male) had a UTI once- took some antibiotics and something for the urge to urinate. went away. UTI came back months later and was given the same prescription BUT also referred to a urologist. After some tests is was determined that I had kidney stones as well as a renal mass. sucks to be me.

anyhow, as you cannot perform a biopsy on a renal mass without removing, it was removed- along with 1/3 of my kidney. ouch- 6 hour surgery, big scar (open partial nephrectomy).

Prognosis- RCC (kidney cancer), contained, fully removed (according to the world class director of urology oncology at NYU Medical Center.

Not trying to scare you but if the UTI comes back insist that he see a board certified urologist.
Very rare statistically, but an excellent point. Most uncomplicated UTIs are successfully treated by a primary care practitioner. However, if they are recurrent, most primary care physicians are not hesitant to refer to a urologist for evaluation of abnormal urinary tract pathology or the possibility of a mass. I hope you continue to do well.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Thank you all-knew this is the place to get great answers and help. He feels better today-no burning and yes he's drinking cranberry juice along with taking antibiotics.
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