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Effects of a Cyst of 5.5cm on Right Kidney

2014-07-24 01:18

Effects of a Cyst of 5.5cm on Right KidneyCyst is thought as a benign lesion of the body. In most cases, people with renal cyst can live a normal life as others. However, when the cyst becomes large, it will become symptomatic.

What are the effects of a cyst of 5.5cm on right kidneys?

1. Pain: The pain can occur in your back, sides or abdomen. Normally, the pain appears suddenly and is dull. The reason why pain occurs is that the large cyst compresses the renal tissues and cause nerve damage, so you will feel pain with 5.5cm renal cyst.

2. High blood pressure: The large cyst also compresses the tiny blood vessels, which stimulate the kidneys to secrete more plasmakinin and prostaglandin, whose increase will raise the blood pressure.

3. Renal deficiency: Large renal cyst will cause damage of the kidneys because it compresses the nearby tissues, resulting in ischemia and anoxia of the kidneys. Without enough blood and oxygen supply, the kidney tissues are damaged. As you know, the kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes and toxins, so when they are damaged, wastes like creatinine and blood nitrogen will increase. In addition, due to the damaged gelomeruli, some large molecules like protein and red blood cells that originally cannot pass through the glomeruli leak out of the body. Therefore, people with 5.5cm renal cyst can be diagnosed with proteinuria or hematuria.

4. Infection: The large cyst is also easy to rupture or get infected. When that happens, other organs may be affected. Thereby, repeated urinary tract infection is seen in people with large cyst. What’s more, the infected cyst will make the pain more frequent and severe.

The above are just several common effects of 5.5cm renal cyst. People may experience some other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness or urinary changes. If you have trouble due to that, you can gain help from us. Leave a message below or email to, and we will reply you within 24 hours.

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