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Hematuria And Renal Cyst
Fluid filled cavity: Kidney cysts are formed by blockage of a minute kidney tubule called a nephron. We have about a million nephrons in each normal kidney. Simple kidney cysts are very common and present in about one third of people and are benign. Polycystic kidneys have cysts throughout the organ, are usually present on both sides and are an inherited congenital condition. Rare complex cysts can be cancerous. ...Read more
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
Not usually: Simple kidney cysts are more common as people age.Estimated 25 percent of people 40 years of age and 50 percent of people 50 years of age have simple kidney cysts.Small percentage of neonates and young children with simple renal cysts.Sometimes relationship between simple kidney cysts and high blood pressure.Cysts causing symptoms or blocking urine or blood flow need sclerotic rx or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A simple cyst is OK!: A simple (clear or see through) renal cyst is not a significant event. However, a complex cyst, (the one that appears to house tissue or clotted blood inside) is important to follow closely because it may be cancerous. However, if cysts are too numerous and on both sides, like in the case of polycystic kidney disease, the squished renal tissue over the years may lead to kidney failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Small cysts are benign usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cysts: Renal cysts are small collections of fluid in the kidneys. They occur quite frequently in people and are often only discovered when doing a routine exam for another reason. Most renal cysts do not have any medical significance but it would be reasonable to discuss with doctor. ...Read more
Is an average of 3mm per year growth in size of a painful renal cyst in 35 y/o female within the normal range of growth rate?
What is the size?: Kidney cysts average size 2-3 cm ( an inch is 2.54 cm)). They should not cause pain. It the total size gets to 8-10 cm and larger you should expect feeling pressure and heaviness. Simple cyst is a bag of fluid, very common, 50% of people over age of 50, they have kidney cyst. ...Read more
Ultz shows left renal cyst 9mm four mos ago. Today its sm cortical left cyst 0.72 x 0.84 in left inferior. Does it shrinked? Pls help
Maybe; measurement..: It is possible that the cyst shrunk a bit, but the dimension difference between .84 cm vs .9 cm (2.54 cm = 1 inch) is quite small, falling within measurement error. Thus, i would not consider this significant difference. The best assurance here is that it did not get bigger, thus not likely cancerous. This is good news. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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