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Is there a name for someone that has multiple cysts on all organs and also has polycystic kidney disease ? And what is the outlook ? thankyou

Is there a name for someone that has multiple cysts on all organs and also has polycystic kidney disease ? And what is the outlook ? thankyou

Polycystic kidney: Polycystic kidney is a genetic disease, inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The kidney dominates with multiple cysts and organ enlargement. Cysts appear in the liver, pancreas, and brain. Vascular aneurysms are present in about five percent of individuals. There is no special name for the affected person. Close medical care is essential. ...Read more

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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 had large bilateral kidney cysts drained at age 35. I feel the discomfort of their return. How likely is it i will develop cysts on other organs?

I had large bilateral kidney cysts drained at age 35. I feel the discomfort of their return. How likely is it i will develop cysts on other organs?

Less likely: We're you diagnosed with poly cystic kidney disease? If so you can develop cysts in pancreas / liver and sometimes aneurysms in the brain. If you don't have many cysts in both sides and just one then it is not pckd. ...Read more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not pop or squeeze the cyst
Once
If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
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Pain in lower right abdomen. Took CT. No cysts, stones, or infection. Don't know what it is. No abmormalities of organs. Could it be appendix?

Pain in lower right abdomen. Took CT. No cysts, stones, or infection. Don't know what it is. No abmormalities of organs. Could it be appendix?

Appendix unlikely: Usually chronic pain NOT appendix which if a source of right lower abdominal pain DOESN'T get better !!!!!! Chronic appendicitis RARE! The next exam you need is bowel related..(ileitis can present this way) Ask your Primary Care Provider who may recommend a Gastroenterologist. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can there be any organs that are completely normal and able to be reused in someone with cystic fibrosis?

Can there be any organs that are completely normal and able to be reused in someone with cystic fibrosis?

Yes: Things like corneas, muscles, tendons, bones are just a few examples of donatable tissues/organs in someone with CF. Thanks for considering organ donation! ...Read more

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Multiple cysts in the body all of a sudden. What could be wrong?

Multiple cysts in the body all of a sudden. What could be wrong?

Cysts: This is uncommon but can be seen with certain genetic conditions. See the dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have multiple nodes underneath the skin both of my inner forearms. (size <5mm, non tender, symmetric). No others found on body. Are they lymph/cyst?

I have multiple nodes underneath the skin both of my inner forearms. (size <5mm, non tender, symmetric). No others found on body. Are they lymph/cyst?

Fatty growth: These may be multiple benign fatty tumors called lipomata,but without seeing and examining them,one can't make a definite diagnosis. Your physician can evaluate them. ...Read more

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