Renal cyst is a natural lesion on the kidney, which is very common. More than half of people will be diagnosed with simple renal cyst after they are 50-60 years old. Compared with the other type, complex renal cyst, simple renal cyst has a better prognosis. Life expectancy varies from cases to cases. In general, the simple renal cyst won’t affect your normal life. When should you be concerned? Let’s get facts on simple renal cyst so that you can prevent yourself from some discomforts.
What is simple renal cyst?
A cyst is a closed pouch or sac filled with air or liquid. Simple kidney cysts are usually small round sacs that have a thin wall and are filled with a watery fluid. As people get older, cysts can form on the surface or in the nephrons of the kidneys. They can range in size from a small pea to as large as a grapefruit. Cysts can also grow over time.
How serious is simple kidney cysts?
Simple kidney cysts are almost always harmless. They are called “simple” because there is very little chance they will develop into something more serious. However, some cysts do have thickened walls, may look irregular on X-rays, and could be associated with kidney cancers.
What are the symptoms of simple kidney cysts?
Simple kidney cysts usually don’t cause any symptoms. In fact, most people who have them don’t know they have them. The cysts become a problem if they rupture (break open) and start to bleed, become infected, or grow so large that they push against other organs within the abdomen.
- Pain in the side between the ribs and hip, stomach, or back
- Frequent urination (having to go the bathroom often)
- Blood in the urine, or dark urine
- High blood pressure
What is the outlook for someone with simple kidney cysts?
Since simple kidney cysts are almost always harmless, the outlook is excellent. Treatment, when necessary, is very effective and has few complications.
When to see a doctor?
If you have any symptom listed above, you should call your doctor. We can also help you to treat simple renal cyst naturally so as to prevent you from the side effects of over-the-counter drugs or surgery.