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What Is 6 cm Renal Cyst

Just looking up things from my CT scan and a 6cm renal cyst was found. I was curious what it might be

The Doctor Answered:

What Is 6 cm Renal CystA kidney cyst, or renal cyst is a round punch filled with liquid or something like blood. There are two types: simple and complex kidney cyst.

Simple kidney cyst is more common and about half of people over 60 will find one or several cysts on kidneys. In general, simple cyst cause no symptoms. It has no chance of being cancerous.

Complex kidney cyst has irregular shape and inner structure. It is likely to be cancerous.

Both of the kinds of kidney cyst will grow with age. When a renal cyst become very large (more than 3cm), it will press nearby organs. This will lead to many symptoms such as blood in urine, back pain, flank pain, high blood pressure or urinary tract infection, etc.

A 6 cm renal cyst is so big, and it may also press kidneys, causing ischemia and anoxia of the kidney. As a result, kidney damage may occur.

Treatment for your condition may include medicines and surgery. Surgery is not necessary if you do not have severe and uncontrolled symptoms. As for medicines, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs. They can shrink kidney cyst in a natural ways, as well as protecting kidney function. If you need more detailed suggestions, you are welcomed to leave a message below, and I will reply you within 24 hours. The consultation is for free!

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