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Kidney Cysts: Tests and Diagnosis

2013-03-13 17:00

kidney cyst testsFor many people especially the elder, kidney cyst is a most common kidney disorder where one or more fluid-filled sacs grow in the kidney. However, if the renal cyst is small, no symptoms can warn us of renal cyst. Therefore, most patients find it through the following kidney cyst tests. An accurate kidney cyst diagnosis can guarantee the correct treatment to some extent.

What tests are used to diagnose kidney cysts?

﹡Imaging test: Ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) all can contribute to investigate kidney cysts. These tests can help doctors to determine whether a kidney mass is a cyst or a tumor.

﹡Kidney function tests: testing a sample of patient’s blood can help detect whether a kidney cyst is damaging his kidney function.

﹡Urinalysis: For some people with renal cysts who have renal parenchymal injury or urinary tract infections, white blood cells and small amount of red blood cells can be detected in their urine.

﹡Intravenous pyelography: It is used to distinguish kidney cysts from hydronephrosis. In addition, it can also reflect the compressed state of renal parenchyma.

The above is an overall narrative of kidney cyst tests and diagnosis. If you still don’t know what tests to do to detect whether you have kidney cysts or if you need to do all the above tests, you can tell the kidney experts online your queries. I am sure you will find you get more than you expect.

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