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    undiagnozed kidney tumor

    long story short...about 7 months ago my husband started to have a real bad persistant cough...after about 3 months he was diagnozed with sacrodosis as the nodes in his lungs were enlarged...after a CAT scan the doctors found a tumor on his left kidney and after a second CAT scan of his lungs they saw that some of the lyphe nodes were larger and some smaller...which is not what happens when u have sacrodosis...and then told us that the cough was most prob. because of the tumor and when it was removed the cough would also go away...so about 20 days ago they removed the tumor and his left kidney as the tumor was attached to it,,,,after the operation the cough went away and now is back!...he has real bad pain in his stomach and his left leg is sore to the touch...like a inflammation...and he also has a very sore back...hes losing appetite and has lost a lot of weight...just wondering if anyone out there has or had anything similar....we are still waiting for the test results of what kind of tumor it is they said its most liekly RCC...thank you so much

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    Hi aldiyana and welcome. I don't know what is going on with your husband but do suggest that you contact his doctor to get an assessment. Many things can happen post surgically that can cause issues. If he is in the normal post op recovery, they will tell you that and should also provide strategies for coping with the pain and the cough. If things are not progressing normally they will be able to determine that and take corrective action.

    I hope your husband's biopsy comes back negative for RCC and that he is able to resume his normal activities soon. If it is RCC, we are here to help and support. Good luck with everything.

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    kermica

    thank you so much for your nice words, they make a whole lot of difference when everything is looking grey...every comment is much appreciated!

    my husband is going on a check up on monday, so we will see if everything hes experiencing is normal...

    the pain in the stomach, leg and back dont worry me that much as i think that it is normal after an operation...nerves get damaged and its normal to be in pain after such a big operation...its the cough thats got me going crazy...just scared that the tumor or cancer what ever it is, spread to the lungs...but he had x-rays and 2 CAT scans on his lungs done...im sure if it spread they would of seen it then???...he never had any symptoms...never had blood in the urin all his blood tests where fine...only this cough and the enlarged lymph nodes in the lungs and yet all of this happend...im so confused because nothing adds up and i cant find nothing similar to his case...

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    Ask your doctor to do a PetScan if there is anything showing on the CAT scans. A PET Scan will use a dye and show metabolic activity in the cells, this activity will help them in determining the likelihood that anything the CT sees is cancer or not. It will not definitively answer it, but it will greatly help guide them.

 
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