I have a 4.5 centimeter mass on my left kidney that was biopsied and determined to be benign.
At this point, the doctor has decided to just keep an eye on it to see if it continues to grow.
I also have had several large kidney stones in that kidney, including one large (1.7 centimeter) stone lodged in my left ureter, for which a kidney stent was placed and then two lithotripsies were done. The stent was removed last Thursday. Can the mass actually cause stones to form in my kidney?
The stones were determined to be calcium oxalate, which are the most common type.
Can these masses become cancerous? What are the chances of this happening? I'm also on medication for high blood pressure. Are all these connected?