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can kidney cyst compromise my immune system?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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