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How Large Can Kidney Cyst Grow

I have one kidney cyst and it has grown from 2.6cm to 5.9cm in this year. Now, I have severe back pain and frequent kidney cyst infection. Are they due to the size of my cyst? How large can kidney cyst grow?

The Doctor Answered:

How Large Can Kidney Cyst GrowMost often, kidney cyst is benign and asymptomatic, but more and more symptoms including back pain and kidney cyst infection may occur as kidney cyst become bigger and bigger. As for the size of kidney cyst, it varies from person to person.

If left uncontrolled, some persons’ kidney cyst may even become larger than the kidney. This is why some patients complain that their kidney cyst is above 15cm. In this condition, a large part of kidney functioning tissues must be damaged or a slight knock on kidney area can easily cause kidney cyst rupture

Since your kidney cyst has cause severe back pain and frequent kidney cyst infection, it is time to accept treatment to shrink your kidney cyst, otherwise, more severe problems may occur.

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