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Can You Tell a Kidney Cyst From a Tumor Without a CT Scan?

2014-09-18 02:08

Can You Tell a Kidney Cyst From a Tumor Without a CT Scan?There are many test methods to diagnose kidney cyst. Since kidney cyst is a mass like tumor, it may be misled by the image forming under the test. Can you tell a kidney cysts from a tumor without a CT scan? After reading the following part, you will get the answer.

Tests for the diagnosis of kidney cyst

● Imaging tests.

Imaging tests, such as an ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are often used to investigate simple kidney cysts. Imaging tests can help your doctor determine whether a kidney mass is a cyst or a tumor.

● Kidney function tests.

Testing a sample of your blood may reveal whether a kidney cyst is impairing your kidney function.

How to distinguish a kidney cyst from a tumor?

Both Ultrasound and CT scan can help the doctor to determine whether the mass is a renal cyst or kidney tumor.

Under the ultrasound, the kidney cysts has a different echo from the tumor. It is just like a hollow basketball and a solid shot.

However, CT scan has a more accurate result. The cyst has a lighter image than the tumor on the radiography.

You can email your test report to, and our experts will analyze it, then give you a specific answer.

Symptoms of kidney cyst

● Dull back pain, flank pain, or abdominal pain.

● Hematuria (blood in the urine) due to kidney cyst rupture or cyst infection.

● Enlarged kidneys

● High blood pressure

● Kidney dysfunction

In some cases, the kidney tumor has one of the same symptoms as kidney cyst. Therefore, the diagnosis is very important. Then, your doctor can give you appropriate treatments.

Our hospital—Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, has committed ourselves to treating kidney cyst by natural Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM). If you need help on the point, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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