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Should I Be Worried If I Have Cysts on Kidneys

2014-08-14 04:28

Should I Be Worried If I Have Cysts on KidneysKidney cyst is a benign lesion which is a fluid-filled sac. Should you be worried if you have cysts on kidneys? Well, I cannot answer your question right now because I do not know your specific condition. However, there are some thing that the general public can follow.

When should I be worried?

The diagnosis is affected by many factors, such as age, physical health, medical history, and complication. For people with kidney cyst, the nature, location and size of the cyst should be the most influencing factor. Let’s see how those factors affect your health.

Nature of cyst. Generally speaking, simple kidney cyst won’t be found after 50 years old. Simple renal cyst is normally noncancerous unless it grows to a large size and symptoms occur. However, complex renal cyst is always found in various kidney disease and has a worse prognosis than simple kidney cyst. Bleeding and calcification is more common in complex renal cyst. More than half of the people will have Kidney Failure after 60 years old.

Location of renal cyst. The cyst can be seen inside or outside of the kidneys. Cortical renal cyst and parapelvic cyst are named due to the location.

Size of the cyst. If the renal cyst is more than 3-5cm, it will compress the nearby tissues and cause various symptoms like kidney pain, abdominal pain, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure urinary tract infection. If left untreated, the big cyst will cause further renal damage and can be life-threatening.

What can you do with renal cyst?

If the cyst is less than 2cm and asymptomatic, you do not need to worry about it. A regular test to monitor the grow of the cyst is enough.

When symptoms occur, medicines and surgery may be recommended by your doctor. These methods indeed can relieve your discomforts, while they are not good choices in the long run.

You may as well try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicines, it can not only shrink the cyst, but also improve the kidney function. In other words, this therapy can help you solve our problem from the root.

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