What does a renal cyst mean? I was told I have a renal cyst but not to worry. Is this common?

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.
A . A renal cyst is a fluid collection on the kidney. Most renal cysts and benign, can be monitored and do not require intervention. About 25% of people over 50 can have a renal cyst that causes no problems. Some renal cysts can be malignant (cancerous) and require surgical removal, a procedure called a nephrectomy.