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What Size Is Considered Large Kidney Cyst

2014-03-08 08:58

What Size Is Considered Large Kidney CystKidney cyst is one kidney disorder characterized by fluid-filled sac developing in one or two kidneys. If kept small in size, simple kidney cyst is harmless, while a large kidney cyst can lead to some symptoms like back pain. What size is considered a large kidney cyst?

Whether one kidney cyst is considered big, it usually depends on the size of kidneys. For healthy adults, their kidneys are 10-12 cm in length, 5-6 cm in width and 3-4 cm in thickness. Our kidneys have strong compensatory ability that can still work normally with several small kidney cysts. However, if one kidney cyst becomes too big, it will cause damage to kidney functioning tissues. In this case, kidney cyst is considered too big.

Based on normal kidney size, we can know it is beyond kidneys’ capacity when kidney cyst is bigger than 3 or 4 cm. Once kidney cyst grows larger than this size, kidney cyst is more likely to lead to some symptoms and problems such as back pain, urinary tract infections, hematuria, etc. Also, these symptoms are more likely to worsen, if kidney cyst ruptures.

If your kidney cyst is still small, the only thing you need to do is to develop a healthy diet plan and lifestyle. Besides, if your kidney cyst is too big, some treatments that can help remove or shrink it are needed.

Compared with surgery, we would like to recommend conventional therapy, called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy.

On one hand, this therapy can help discharge sac fluid out of the body through increasing the permeability of cystic walls and excreting sac fluid out of the body via circulatory system. On the other hand, this Osmotherapy can prevent the recurrence of kidney cyst and protect kidney function.

However, not all people with kidney cyst can take this therapy. If you want to know whether you can take this therapy, tell the online doctor the size of your kidney cyst and your symptoms.

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