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What Does Bilateral Renal Cortical Cyst Mean

2014-03-02 15:27

What Does Bilateral Renal Cortical Cyst MeanSome people complain that their kidney ultrasound shows they have bilateral renal cortical cysts, but they don’t know what it means. If you also have such a problem, you can find the answer here.

Bilateral renal cortical cyst means fluid-filled cysts develop in both kidneys’ cortical area. Renal cortex is kidney functioning tissue which consists of about one million of nephrons. Healthy nephrons guarantee glomerular normal function, because they consist of both glomerulus and renal tubule.

If one person was found bilateral renal cortical cysts, it indicates he or she has at least two kidney cysts located in each kidney. This is one common kidney disorder, should patients take it serious?

Generally speaking, the severity of renal cortical cyst is usually determined by its size, location and fillings. If the cyst grows within renal cortex and is kept in small size, patients usually don’t have any severe complication. However, if the cyst appears in the surface of renal cortex or is bigger than 3 cm, a series of symptoms and complications may occur. These include:

- Back pain or kidney pain

- Blood in urine

- Urinary tract infections

- Painful and frequent urination

- Damage to kidney functioning tissues

If you have one of these symptoms, it indicates your kidney cyst is too big or it ruptures. Then, you have to take some effective treatments to manage your cortical cyst in both kidneys.

Since renal cortical cyst is located in the outer kidney, aspiration can help drain cystic fluid directly, but it is more likely to cause damage to kidney functioning tissues. Also, it may lead to cause some side effects.

If you don’t want to bear these problems, you can choose Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that can help shrink kidney cysts naturally, through prompting the discharge of sac fluid and inhibiting the secretion of sac fluid. To learn detailed Chinese medicines to treat bilateral renal cortical cysts, you can email to or

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