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What Happens If a Renal Cyst Ruptures

2013-07-11 14:46

What Happens If a Renal Cyst Ruptures  Renal cyst is a common kidney disorder especially for elder people. Generally, simple small renal cyst won’t cause any symptom to threaten patients’ life. However, some severe complications will appear if a renal cyst rupture or some of renal cysts grow too big. What happens if a renal cyst ruptures? Is there an effective treatment to control those complications? These two big questions cause many sufferers’ concern.

What happens if a renal cyst ruptures?

A renal cyst is a fluid-filled sac. In the early stage, they are generally mild and don’t cause any problem. However, these renal cysts become a problem if they rupture and start to bleed. Then, the following symptoms will appear without any expectation.

Back pain or lower side pain

Generally, patients’ renal cysts grow with age. The pressure generated by the growing cysts can cause them to rupture. Then, back or lower side pain occurs easily as a consequence of ruptured kidney cysts. In addition, another possible cause of pain is infections. If the fluid in the sac is infected and the renal cyst is ruptured, the infected fluid can’t be contained any longer and it will flow into other organs.

Blood urine or hematuria

Blood urine is a serious alarm of ruptured renal cyst, because once a rupture occurs the fluid will flow into urinary tract and cause urinary tract infections. Gross hematuria or microscropic hematuria both may occur. Treating blood urine is very important to the whole treatment.

Renal Failure

With the rupture of renal cyst, the urine output may be suddenly stopped due to vascular injury and malfunction of the kidney due to blockage. If uncontrolled effectively, it will develop renal failure where patients have to rely on dialysis or kidney transplant to live.

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