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Is 1.8cm Kidney Cyst Big

2014-09-01 03:01

Is 1.8cm Kidney Cyst BigKidney cyst is a natural lesion in adults. One or several cysts can be found in one or both kidneys, normally range about 2cm. So, 1.8cm kidney cyst is not thought big. Does it mean you needn’t to concern about that? No.

What should you do with 1.8cm kidney cyst?

The treatment varies from individuals from individuals. In general, 1.8cm kidney cyst is harmless because it is not big enough to cause symptoms and kidney damage. Under this condition, no treatment is needed, but a regular test to monitor the growth of it. Normally, you can take an examination once or twice a year.

However, the cyst is progressive. Kidney cyst has two categories: Simple kidney cyst and complex kidney cyst. Simple kidney cyst grows slowly with age, but complex kidney cyst may grow with a fast speed. You should make you confirmed what kind of kidney cyst you have. When the cysts grow to certain size (3-5cm), they will cause some symptoms such as back pain, flank pain, abdominal pain or high blood pressure. Urinary tract infection and kidney stone are the two common complications in kidney cyst.

Treatment for large kidney cyst

1. Medicine: Diuretics may be prescribed for swelling and high blood pressure. It helps the kidneys filter more wastes and toxins by increasing urine output. Sometimes, antibiotic are used to treat infections and painkillers for relieve pain in kidney area.

2. Surgery: This is to drain or remove big renal cyst to relieve symptoms. However, kidney cyst will reoccur easily.

3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is used externally. This therapy cannot only shrink kidney cyst but also can improve kidney function. It has been widely used in China and has achieved a great success on treating kidney cyst.

No matter how big the kidney cyst is, you should make some changes of your diet and life style to slow down or prevent the growth of kidney cyst. For that purpose, you can consult our doctor online.

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