Renal Cyst Treatment, Causes | Cysts on Kidney Treatment

Renal Cyst

Solitary or multiple cysts in the kidney are quite a common occurrence, especially, with advancing age.
They have no special significance and need not be a cause for concern, except, that, they should be differentiated from renal tumors.

Causes of Renal Cyst

  • Heredity or a developmental anomaly
  • Acquired

How many cysts are present in the kidney? What is the size?
What investigations have you done?
Any treatment taken?

Clinical features:

These cysts are usually asymptomatic, i.e. they present no signs or symptoms.
Occasionally, they may cause pain or haematuria (blood in urine), owing to their large size.

Do you have any pain before, during, or after urination?
Has there been any episode of bleeding?
Any backache?

Investigations:

Get a USG or an excretion urography done.

Tips and Treatments for Renal Cyst:

  • There is no need to fret. These cysts do not cause any harm.
  • Care ought to be taken, so, that urinary tract infection does not occur.
  • Improve your water intake to 3 liters of water per day, plus consume a good amount of other fluids. It is a precautionary measure to prevent the occurrence of an infection.

6 Comments

  1. M T T said:

    Hi, I need an expert opinion, when my husband was 49 years old and he had went for kidney ultrasound and found 2.7 x 2.6 cm cyst in the lateral portion of the left kidney with calcification within the cyst. From then until now he never goes for another ultrasound but he complains pain in his lower back. What exactly we need to do? What can you suggest? Appreciate your prompt reply.

    August 4, 2010
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  2. M H said:

    Hi, I need an expert opinion. I had went for kidney ultrasound and found 12 mm cortical cyst at mid zone of right kidney. I did not have any trouble, no pain and no red urine. But few days ago all of a sudden, one day, after urinating a small amount of blood along with tiny pouch found in the urine. After that episode, no blood, nothing happened again. What exactly should I need to do? What can u suggest? Appreciate your prompt reply.

    November 12, 2010
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    • PUP said:

      Even if it is a cyst, which generally is harmless; you should take an opinion of an urologist. Considering the size of cyst and bleeding. He may suggest if any further investigations are needed, such as MRI of kidney etc.

      November 16, 2010
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  3. K T said:

    My father had an ultrasound with an impression of renal cyst on the right and renal vascular calcification that is bilateral. What do these things mean? Will there be a need for surgery?

    How about leading to chronic kidney disease? There is blood in his stool and urine. He lost weight and experiencing nausea with aching bones.

    January 18, 2011
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