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At What Size Kidney Cyst Do You Worry

2014-03-12 11:18

At What Size Kidney Cyst Do You WorryKidney cyst is one sac filled with fluid and sometimes blood in kidney. Obviously, the bigger kidney cyst, the more serious patients’ kidney condition. Well, you may ask at what size kidney cyst you should worry.

Age, chemotherapy, dialysis, injury, etc, all can increase the risk of kidney cyst. If it is due to chemotherapy, dialysis, or some other serious problems, the first thing you need to do is to control the underlying condition. If age is the only factor that causes your kidney cyst, the following information must be helpful for you.

As we all know, our kidneys are great excretory organs that have strong capacity. Kidneys can still work normally, if only one or two small cysts grow in kidneys. Otherwise, you may need to take highly attention in the following conditions.

1. Too many cysts grow in both kidneys. Polycystic Kidney Disease or multiple kidney cysts both are characterized by many kidney cysts. Different from simple kidney cyst, PKD or multiple kidney cysts may eventually cause kidney failure. From this point, you should make clear the type of kidney cyst firstly.

2. One kidney cyst is too big: For healthy adults, their kidneys are about 3-4 cm in thickness. If kidney cyst is bigger than the size of kidney thickness, it is more likely to compress its surrounding kidney tissues and organs. In this case, patients may suffer from some typical symptoms such as back pain, hematuria, kidney cyst infection, urination changes, etc. If you have one or more symptoms, tell your doctor immediately.

It isn’t an easy thing to manage kidney cyst successfully. A correct medical treatment and healthy lifestyle are both necessary to shrink or remove kidney cyst. Cooperating with your doctor, you will gain a great improvement.

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