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can a simple/complex cyst in a kidney ever shrink?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Possible: But unusual. If the complex cyst was due to blood in cyst, over time the blood could resorb and the cyst shrink some. If a simple cyst ruptures spontaneously which is rare, it could disappear. A complex cyst needs a follow up however to rule out risk of malignancy.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Simple cyst may shrink, and in some cases get bigger. A complex cyst needs to be followed for growth and any signs of malignancy.

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