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Can a simple/complex cyst in a kidney ever shrink?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Possible
But unusual. If the complex cyst was due to blood in cyst, over time the blood could resorb and the cyst shrink some.
If a simple cyst ruptures spontaneously which is rare, it could disappear. A complex cyst needs a follow up however to rule out risk of malignancy.

In brief: Possible
But unusual. If the complex cyst was due to blood in cyst, over time the blood could resorb and the cyst shrink some.
If a simple cyst ruptures spontaneously which is rare, it could disappear. A complex cyst needs a follow up however to rule out risk of malignancy.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: See below
Simple cyst may shrink, and in some cases get bigger. A complex cyst needs to be followed for growth and any signs of malignancy.

In brief: See below
Simple cyst may shrink, and in some cases get bigger. A complex cyst needs to be followed for growth and any signs of malignancy.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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