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I Have Cysts on Both Kidneys: What Does It Mean

2014-09-18 03:40

I Have Cysts on Both Kidneys: What Does It MeanIf you are diagnosed with kidney cyst, do not be so worried. Kidney cyst is common among people, especially those who are over 50 years old. But what does it mean when you are diagnosed with cyst in both kidneys?

What do bilateral kidney cysts mean?

Kidney cyst is a round pouch sac filled with fluid that may be clear or similar like plasma. Cyst can be found in one or both kidneys, and has two categories: simple and complex kidney cyst. Both of the types of cyst is progressive. They have different prognosis.

What is the prognosis of cysts on both kidneys?

The prognosis is affected by many factors such as age, physical health, nature and size of the cysts, received medications, etc. In general, people with one or two small simple kidney cyst has a better prognosis than those who have multiple big kidney cyst.

What will happen when I am diagnosed with cysts on both kidneys?

If the cysts are less than 2cm, they normally cause no symptoms. People can live a normal life as others. When the cysts are more than 2cm or bigger, they may cause some problems such as:

● Dull back pain, flank pain or abdominal pain

● Enlarged kidneys

● Stomach bloating, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

● Protein or blood in the urine

● High blood pressure

● Kidney dysfunction

What can I to to prevent the kidney cysts from growing?

The following will provide you a general guidance, for more specific suggestions, you can email to or leave a message below.

Treatment for kidney cysts include:

● Limit your sodium and protein intake

● Avoid spicy and greasy foods as well as caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco

● Do not do heavy activities and ensure yourself enough rest

● Drinking plenty of water

● Take more fresh vegetables and fruits

● Shrink kidney cyst naturally

If you or anyone you know have kidney cysts, please do not worry. Our team member including the online servants and nephrologist can help you. Please do not hesitate to contact us! Take care!

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