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Doctor insights on: I Am A 40 Year Old Woman Recently Diagnosed With A Renal Cyst Is That Bad

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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 recently had a cat scan done. The doctor said I have a renal cyst. Im 21 years old is that bad or what.?

I recently had a cat scan done. The doctor said I have a renal cyst. Im 21 years old is that bad or what.?

? Family history: One condition is polycystic kidneys- runs in families, multiple cysts, may be cysts in other organs like liver. Begign cysts can seen. Size and characteristics are important. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Was diagnosed with calcified renal cyst 5 years ago has been in extreme pain for about a month now , last CT was two years ago what should I do?

Was diagnosed with calcified renal cyst 5 years ago has been in extreme pain for about a month now , last CT was two years ago what should I do?

Seek attention: Extreme pain always requires assessment especially when you have a known medical condition. Your condition may have changed and a ct may be necessary to diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a renal cyst on my lower left kidney lobe via MRI. I have had 3 episodes where twice landed in hospital I get extreme pain ?

I have been diagnosed with a renal cyst on my lower left kidney lobe via MRI. I have had 3 episodes where twice landed in hospital I get extreme pain ?

Renal cysts: rarely cause pain, or any symptoms, and usually require little or no follow up. Talk to your doc about whether your renal cyst could potentially be among the very small % that are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Solid heterogeneous nodule that has doubled in size 2 years plus a right renal cyst, could they be related?

Solid heterogeneous nodule that has doubled in size 2 years plus a right renal cyst, could they be related?

Size matters: Any nodule increasing in size could be malignant; better to get it checked. Renal cyst- has to be scanned preferably with contrast ct. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries both tru ultasound and small simple renal cyst left. Im having hot flushes now. Is ths from ovary or kidney?

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries both tru ultasound and small simple renal cyst left. Im having hot flushes now. Is ths from ovary or kidney?

Ovary: Unsure why. I would recommend making sure you have the correct diagnosis. You should make sure you are not going into early menopause before doing anything else. ...Read more

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Son has complex right renal cyst & simple left cyst. Rbc & WBC in urine no bacteria, nitrite, or leukocytes, & trace amount of protein. 12 yrs old.

Son has complex right renal cyst & simple left cyst. Rbc & WBC in urine no bacteria, nitrite, or leukocytes, & trace amount of protein. 12 yrs old.

Most are benign: Son has likely seen a specialist as u know it's a complex cyst. We tend to follow these with kidney ultrasounds. Symptoms of pain, enlarging cyst or suspicious tissue within cyst would be indications for surgical intervention. Many excellent pediatric urologists in pa who can advise. ...Read more

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