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What dangers do a growing, benign kidney cyst present? Could removal cause a stone? Currently at 2.3cm (as of March 2014)

What dangers do a growing,  benign kidney cyst present? Could removal cause a stone? Currently at 2.3cm (as of March 2014)

Few: assuming that a qualified radiologist or urologist has determined that you have a simple renal cyst, there is certainly no need to treat this surgically. Simple cysts are not associated with renal cancer or renal stones. Cysts that do not meet the criteria of a simple cyst need observation but rarely intervention. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What could you say about benign kidney cyst, ganglion cyst, grade 2 internal hemorrhoids, slight heart murmur?

What could you say about benign kidney cyst, ganglion cyst, grade 2 internal hemorrhoids, slight heart murmur?

Depends: All are relatively benign in nature. Probably more of us have other similar findings if we looked for them. I suspect a normal life. ...Read more

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Can a very large (6.5) *benign* right side kidney cyst- later cause pain or any symptoms for concern?

Can a very large (6.5) *benign* right side kidney cyst- later cause pain or any symptoms for concern?

Renal cyst : What wa stage cyst size, was in mm or cms. Either way a small cyst. Most of these don't cause issue. ...Read more

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Benign cyst at kidney 3.8mm?

Benign cyst at kidney 3.8mm?

Cyst: Solitary ad small. Shouldn't need to worry. ...Read more

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How soon does a kidney cyst develop?

How soon does a kidney cyst develop?

Anytime: Kidney cyst can already be present at birth, develop in childhood or as an adult. A simple kidney cyst is very common, in fact present in up to 1 in every 3 humans ; usually require no treatment unless they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney cyst?

What are the symptoms of a kidney cyst?

Most, no...: Kidney cysts are common and more 50% of humans have cyst(s) after age 50, but may happen to the younger; most of them are symptom-free and harmless although usually growing slowly over time. As to how to follow them, that depends on the characteristics of cysts on imaging studies and the updating professional experience over time down the road. So, for detail, ask urologist... Best wish. ...Read more

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Will a complex kidney cyst go away on its own?

Surveillance: Complex kidney cyst should be followed by serial ultrasounds.Most of the cysts remain unchanged, however some may either increase or decrease in size. Complex cysts must be followed by serial imaging. ...Read more

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Can a kidney cyst with septations ever disappear / dissolve?

Can a kidney cyst with septations ever disappear / dissolve?

No,...: Oftentimes, your described cyst with septations is an incidental finding and causes no discomfort and risk to you. Such cyst will stay with you forever and grow over time with its wide variation of evolution. If necessary, timely periodic renal US or CT may be required to see if there is a high suspicion for neoplasm, As to how to handle such, ask your radiologist or urologist for timely detail. ...Read more

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Can a simple kidney cyst change to a complex malignant cyst?

Can a simple kidney cyst change to a complex malignant cyst?

No.: Simple cysts are common and at your age 1 or 2 found in your kidneys are not worrisome. A simple cyst is not cancerous but if injury to that cyst leads to small bleeding within it, it can look "complex", meaning it is not easily distinguished from something more concerning such as cancer. These cysts warrant closer monitoring. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Kidney Cyst (Definition)

Kidney cysts are fluid filled sacs that form in the kidney. Most are simple cysts and harmless. Some may ...Read more