A 39-year-old member asked:
can kidney cyst compromise my immune system?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
No.: One person in four has a simple kidney cyst. Ignore it. I wish all the questions here were this easy! thanks for writing.
Answered on Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Tarek Naguib answered
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No, unless is cancer: The simple kidney cyst is usually a benign finding and is not worrisome. Make sure that your doctor explain to you that it is not a "complex cyst". The latter may or may not be cancer. However, the overwhelming majority of cysts in the kidneys are simple and not a problem. The ultrasound usually diagnoses simple cyst with accuracy. If your doc said it is not worrisome then it must be simple cyst.
Answered on Mar 16, 2012
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