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Cyst Kidney Pain
Can a very large (6.5) *benign* right side kidney cyst- later cause pain or any symptoms for concern?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? 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
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
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 cyst keeps growing (now 2.3cm). If i asked to have it removed, could is possibly grow back or increase risk of stones? What can I expect?
What are the chances of a bosniak iif kidney cyst changing over time into something worse? How quickly do they tend to change if they are going to?
Unlikely: But best to continue to monitor - us is probably the best modality; no radiation risk/least expensive..... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stop worrying: The worst that can happen is some heavy-duty bleeding and a trip to the operating room. A fraction of a percent of kidney biopsies are followed by this adventure, but i'd be much more worried about not having a tissue diagnosis on that cyst. ...Read more
Simple or Complex?: Renal cysts are frequently observed in normal kidney (65-70% of cases). The size of the cyst is less important than character. Cysts can have different character appearances on different diagnostic studies (ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI). Based on what yours looks like, your doctor will either choose to follow it or perform additional imaging as they can also be a sign of more serious disorders. ...Read more
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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