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Prognosis of 3cm Renal Bilateral Cortical Cysts

2015-03-20 07:43

Prognosis of 3cm Renal Bilateral Cortical CystsWanna know the prognosis of 3 cm bilateral renal cortical cysts? Here is a general introduction. Any questions, you can email to or consult our doctors online directly.

Get facts about renal cortical cysts

A kidney cyst is a round punch filled with fluid. When it forms in the cortex of kidneys, it is called renal cortical cyst. It can grow with age, and is more common among elders over 50.

Prognosis of 3 cm bilateral renal cortical cysts

-In general, patient with kidney cyst won’t see any symptoms until they are over 30 years old. The earlier the onset is, the severer of symptoms are. Woman usually have a better prognosis than man.

-People with 3 cm bilateral renal cortical cyst need no treatment if they experience no symptoms. Yet, those who have some discomforts like back pain, flank pain, high blood pressure, nausea or blood in urine (hematuria) need immediate treatment.

-Few patients with renal cortical cyst have impaired kidney function, and they hardly develop Kidney Failure. 3 cm bilateral renal cortical cysts are not big enough to cause kidney damage, but can press nearby organs, resulting in the above mentioned symptoms.

Treatment for 3cm bilateral renal cortical cyst

Treatment should vary from person to person, since they may have different symptoms. The goal of treatment for kidney cyst include controlling symptoms and protecting kidney function.

In that case, patients are recommended to:

-Avoid spicy foods. Even though there is no evidence show that a diet is helpful for shrinking a kidney cyst, it is good for slowing down the growth of kidney cyst.

-Drinking plenty of water. Water helps flush the urinary tract, thus preventing urinary tract infection due to kidney cyst enlargement.

-Chinese herbs. This is the key of treating 3cm bilateral renal cortical cysts. The properties can inhibit the epithelial cells to secret more fluid, thus the cyst won’t grow. In addition, improve blood circulation is helpful for the discharge of wastes, so as to protect kidney function.

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