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

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. George Klauber
Agree with Dr. Rutledge, Almost certainly a simple cyst, thus good advice was given & no cause for concern.
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