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there is simple cortical cyst in left kidney of 21 23 mm in midpole cortex?

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Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
Monitor: Needs monitoring by imaging and may need intervention rarely if it gets infected or bleeds into it.

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Can a renal function lab test detect if a kidney stone is developing?

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No: A renal function lab would be unlikely to show a developing kidney stones. Most kidney stones are diagnosed because of severe pain in the flank radiating down to the groin. They can be seen on xray, CT scan or sometimes ultrasound. Blood tests are usually normal.
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What is kidney failure and how is it treated?

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Low kidney function: Kidney failure can be caused by many things but in United States it is primarily diabetes and hypertension. Thus treatment is focused on effective control of the underlying problem. Primary kidney diseases such as glomerulonephritis have to be treated by a nephrologist.
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Which types of kidney diseases are associated with family history?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are my chances of having ovarian cysts pop?

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Dr. Michael Swor
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Unlikely: Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own or with treatment. Occasionally, they leak the cyst fluid within (ruptured cyst) or twist (ovarian torsion). When that happens there is usually some degree of pain.
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The difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Huge but simlar pain: There is a huge difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst. However the initial symptoms may be nearly identical making the differential diagnosis confusing. Appendicitis requires close observation, antibiotics, and possible surgery for impending rupture. However rupture ovarian cysts rarely require intervention other than pain medication unless there is sever associated bleeding.

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