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26*27mm Simple Cortical Cyst,How Serious Is This Situation

My age is 49 and I was detected with a 26*27mm simple cortical cyst in the lower part of the left kidney, then how serious is this situation?

The Doctor Answered:

Renal cortical cyst refers to fluid-filled sac that developed in the outer part of the kidneys. They can become more common as one grows older.

By reading your query, your 26*27mm simple cortical cyst is not that serious. But there are still something that you should know. If not controlled well, the cysts will become enlarged and some symptoms will occur. Such as, frequent urination, high blood pressure, back pain, hematuria and so on.

Accompanied with proper treatments and healthy lifestyle, there can be a good prognosis.

Surgery. During the treatment, a needle will be inserted into the cyst, then alcohol will work as a replacement to drain the fluid. But it has some disadvantages, such as the high recurrence rate and traumas to kidneys.

Chinese herbal medicine. This treatment can effectively shrink cyst and improve kidney function naturally. What’s more, it can treat both big and small cysts.

In addition, you are suggested to quit smoking and drinking and obey a low-salt diet in daily life.

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