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Simple and Complex Kidney Cysts

2014-11-21 08:20

Simple and Complex Kidney CystsKidney cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can be found with one or several on the kidneys. There are two types: simple and complex kidney cyst. Let me give you a brief introduction about its definition, causes, symptoms, prognosis and treatments.


Simple and complex kidney cyst is named after their nature. Simple kidney cyst is filled with fluid, and has thin lining or wall. There is no irregularities in it. Inside the simple kidney cyst there is nothing but fluid.

Complex kidney cyst has irregularities within the walls of the cyst and/or within the content of the cyst. It can also have calcification of the cyst.


There is no definite clear cause of kidney cyst. The possible causes include genetic disorder, infection, food poison, bad environment or trauma of surgery, and so on.


When kidney cyst is small, people may experience no symptoms. If a simple or complex grow large enough, symptoms may include:

● Dull pain in the lower back, sides or abdomen

● High blood pressure

● Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

● Kidney stone

The above are the common symptoms of kidney cyst. In some serious conditions, patients may experience other problems such as fatigue, protein or blood in urine, anemia, itchy skin, bone problem, etc. If you are experiencing symptoms listed above or some other problems not mentioned, you can email to for suggestions.


A simple kidney cyst has no risk of becoming a kidney cancer and is therefore nothing to worry about. Indeed, by the time a person is 50 years old, there is an approximately 35% chance that he or she will have a simple cyst.

Complex kidney cysts have a risk ranging from 13% to 90% for being kidney cancer.


Medication and surgery are the traditional ways of shrinking or removing kidney cyst. However, both of them are not natural and cannot solve the underlying problem. Therefore, I recommend you to take Chinese herbs. Based on nearly 30 years of clinic practices, traditional Chinese medicine is the best treatment choice. Wanna help on this aspect? Contact us now!

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