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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.?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
6 doctors agree

In brief: ? 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.

In brief: ? 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.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Don't worry

One person in four has a lone kidney cyst, or maybe a few.
If the radiologist is confident that it is a simple cyst, don't worry about it. It's a total non-problem. If it gets too big or you can feel it, you can have a needle put into it and have the fluid removed under ultrasound guidance.

In brief: Don't worry

One person in four has a lone kidney cyst, or maybe a few.
If the radiologist is confident that it is a simple cyst, don't worry about it. It's a total non-problem. If it gets too big or you can feel it, you can have a needle put into it and have the fluid removed under ultrasound guidance.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology

In brief: If truly simple and

Not associated with many more cysts in the kidneys or liver, it is benign and nothing to worry about.
Many people have them.

In brief: If truly simple and

Not associated with many more cysts in the kidneys or liver, it is benign and nothing to worry about.
Many people have them.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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