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Kidney Cyst: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

2013-09-03 15:13

Kidney Cyst: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Kidney Cyst, also known as renal cyst, is a small round packet filled with fluids in the kidneys. Most often, renal cysts are benign and asymptomatic. However, as the disease progresses, some symptoms will occur. And patients need to receive treatment in time.


Back pain or abdominal pain

Blood in urine(hematuria), gross hematuria or microscopic hematuria

Abdominal mass

Protein in urine(proteinuria)

High blood pressure(hypertension)


Until now, we still can’t find out the root cause of kidney cysts. But it has connection with the following factors to a certain degree:

1. Congenital factors

Some patients carry the genes of Kidney Cyst, but usually detected when their illness conditions are worsen.

2. Infections

Infections that occur in any parts of the body will affect the cysts to some extent. Generally, they include: the upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, intestinal infection, skin infection, virus infection, bacterial infection and so on.

3. Unhealthy diet

Poor eating habits can cause many diseases, of course, it is also an important factor of developing renal cyst. Generally speaking, these habits include: too much intake of spicy foods, greasy foods, etc.

4. Toxins

Too much accumulation of toxins will lead to the pathological changes of kidneys. In serious condition, it may be life-threatening. In addition, some renal toxicity drugs should also arise our attention, such as, kanamycin, gentamicin, etc.


Generally, people with kidney cyst don’t need any specific treatment when the cyst is less than 4cm. All that they can do is to take some regular checkups.

If the cyst is above 4cm and there are serious complications, renal biopsy or surgery may be needed.

As for the Chinese medicine, it can promote the circulation of blood through the whole body, control its symptoms and repair the damaged kidneys.

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