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Hyperdense Renal Cyst
Hyperdense cyst: On noncontrast CT scans, most simple kidney cysts look very dark or hypodense because the fluid inside of them is just like water. A hyperdense cyst looks much lighter or brighter compared to the kidney itself. This usually just means that there is high protein in the cyst or that the cyst has bled at some point. ...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
What is a hyperdense renal cyst on a non-contrast CT scan? Contrast not give b.c. creatinine 1.49.
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
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
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 more
No: Small cysts are benign usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 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
Complex renal cyst: I would need to look at x-ray to help. And know your age and other important health information. Discuss with the Dr. Who ordered the x-ray. ...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
I'm currently taking salofalk pills (4000mg). I have heard it can cause renal problem. I am having a 5 CM of renal cyst. Could this drug be dangerous?
Renal Cyst: Small kidney cyst requires no intervention. No dietary restrictions unless lab data indicates otherwise. ...Read more
Here are some...: Although a 7-cm complex renal cyst was found on imaging study, it is still hard to affirm the pain is connected with this cyst. However, a careful analysis of the onset, duration, interval, intensity, evolution, & resolution in correlation with imaging study can give a reasonable glimpse of what is going on. If needing more realistic counseling, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with code-RQPWJC. ...Read more
I have renal cyst. And my daughter was playin with me and kept kickin. My back. Now that kidney is really hurting. What's goin on?
Ultrasound says 9mm small renal cyst, was not indicated if its simple or complex. What will I do? Will I repeat it again? Pls help
Most Likely Benign: Most sub-centimeter cysts are too small to further characterize. However, if the radiologist didn't mention anything complicating the cyst, than its most likely simple and requires no follow up. Many people have simple renal cysts and this is a very common incidental imaging finding. ...Read more
My son is 17 years old. He is 6' tall and weigth 185 pounds. He has a 8 mm anechoic right peripelvic renal cyst. It is too bad? Thanks
Most cysts in the kidney are totally benign.
So nothing to worry about. Intermittent ultrasound follow up and being under the care of a physician is all you need. ...Read more
Solid heterogeneous nodule that has doubled in size 2 years plus a right renal cyst, could they be related?
I have 2 type II renal cyst 3 stones inside cyst aprox 3 CM and I just found out I am pregnate does this create a risk?
Maybe: If the stones are only in the cyst, and do not connect with the urinary flow by being in the ureter or renal pelvis, they should not pose a problem. If they do connect, it could pose a problem in pregnancy. I would drink a lot of water and be vigilant about seeing a doctor if you see blood in your urine, have flank pain, or a high fever. ...Read more
I have had six uti's in six months. I have another one with large amount of bood. (2 16 oz) cups. Renal cyst too. I don't want to to to er, will this hold until later?
I would not wait: Frequent UTI can be due to incompletely treated UTI so you may need a longer course of antibiotics. If they are truly separate infections, you have to see a urologist to figure out if there are structural problems causing incomplete emptying of your bladder. Renal cysts can also get infected and bleed causing UTI and blood in urine. The cysts may need to be removed. ...Read more
No and maybe: Hi. Neither renal cysts nor tumors cause high chromogranin A nor high VIP. If the cyst is not a cyst, but a tumor, it could cause hypokalemia. Dehydration would be more likely due to the high VIP (which IS related to high chromogranin A), and the secretory diarrhea it causes. Renal cyst is probably a red herring. ...Read more
My father aged 70 long time renal cyst disease gradually creatinine clearance gone upto 6.5 help!
Not easily answered: Creatinine level all by itself does not determine the need for dialysis. If the total remaining kidney function keeps him symptom free and blood tests do not have dangerous chemical abnormalities then he may be able to manage his condition with medications for awhile longer. At age 70 if his creatinine or creatinine clearance is 6.5, it is likely though he will need dialysis soon. ...Read more
About bilateral multiple renal stones the largest being 12mm and 7mm on each and a renal cyst 15mm x 13mm, what is the best treatment.
Renal stone: Most renal cyst or insignificant and required no treatment. The nonobstructing renal stones are best treated with eswl. See a urologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have a complex endophytic left renal cyst. Medial cortex just under the ureter opening. How are my chances of keeping most of my kidney?
You can keep it:
Even if for a solid mass they usually try to save as much kidney as possible.
so for a cystic lesion, it is safer to save more kidney.
so unless they are concern about malignancy they usually save the kidney. ...Read more
24 yr old white female. Ultrasound had 1 renal cyst and labwork showed eGFR level of 88. Creatinine normal. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
No concern: GFR of 80 is normal. Simple renal cyst is generally an incidental finding and usually of no concern. ...Read more