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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

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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I have 4 "tiny" stones 2 in each kidney and a very small cyst. I get bad kidney pain sometimes. Can this be caused if stones aren't in ureter?

I have 4 "tiny"  stones 2 in each kidney and a  very small cyst. I get bad kidney pain sometimes. Can this be caused if stones aren't in ureter?

No: Non-obstructing stones or a small cyst will not cause pain in the kidney. Kidney pain typically results from distention of the renal capsule when the stones move into the ureter. Pain usually occurs during acute obstruction. Cysts in the kidney only cause pain when there is hemorrhage into a cyst or very rarely do they cause blockage of the drainage from the kidney. ...Read more

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Can kidney cysts cause flank pain?

Can kidney cysts cause flank pain?

Not usually: Cysts vary in their causes, but most do not cause symptoms unless they become infected, blocked, or very enlarged. ...Read more

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Can cysts on kidney cause epigastric pain?

Not likely: So you should look for another cause for your symptoms. Many things can cause epigastric pain, so discuss with your doctor which tests you would need. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst cause kidney stone like pain?

Will an ovarian cyst cause kidney stone like pain?

Possibly: Ovarian cyst s depending on their size may cause lower abdominal pain. They may also cause pain that radiates to other areas including the back. They may mimic the pain of kidney stones. When an evaluation is done urinanalysis , pelvic sonogram as well as physical exam will help to differentiate. ...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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Complex kidney cyst on right kidney. How would this be removed?

Complex kidney cyst on right kidney. How would this be removed?

? size, ? location: Can possibly removed by robot assisted surgery if robot available & surgeon is robot trained. Might be candidate for hand assisted laparoscopic surgery or laparoscopically depending upon size & location. Could also be removed by open flank or transabdominal surgery. Discuss with your urologist & don't be shy about getting second opinion if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a kidney cyst burst? Is this common and what happens if it does?

Can a kidney cyst burst? Is this common and what happens if it does?

Kidney cyst: It is very rare for a kidney cyst to rupture. The only cysts that can rupture of those who have large cysts from Adult Polycystic Kidney disease. When these cysts rupture , it is usually bleeds ...Read more

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Why would a dr. call a ~1cm kidney cyst a "simple cyst" even though it has septations? What I've read says septations mean complex?

Why would a dr. call a ~1cm kidney cyst a "simple cyst" even though it has septations? What I've read says septations mean complex?

Kidney Cyst: It is best to ask your doctor to contact the radiologist who read the study to explain his reading. He may even speak directly to you so that you may understand why it is a simple cyst. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a typical and simple kidney cyst? I have a typical simple cyst of 1 CM on left kidney. I 'm male 31 years...

What is the difference between a typical and simple kidney cyst? I have a typical simple cyst of 1 CM on left kidney. I 'm male 31 years...

Atypical v simple: Simple cyst is a sac that contains clear liquid. It is usually benign. Atypical means non-typical. The contents here are not clear. It may contain old blood, fatty tissues, or solid tissue. We worry about possibility of solid tissue because it may be cancerous; hence, the follow up ultrasound which is designed to detect growth in order to allow for prompt intervention if needed. ...Read more

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 Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more