Kidney cyst refers to fluid collection which enlarges over time. Generally, kidney cyst will not rupture unless it reaches into 3cm. Then, what are the problems with ruptured kidney cysts? How can I deal with those kinds of complications?
The problems after kidney cysts rupture
►Pain: It is the commonest and most prominent symptom of ruptured kidney cyst. The pain, which is generally dull, is located in the flank, at the back near the renal angle, or in the upper abdomen.
The cyst compresses the kidney tissue or organs surrounding the kidney. Besides, polycystic kidneys accumulate lots of fluids, which become so heavy that waist pain occurs. Hemorrhage or infection within the cyst can also worsen the pain.
►Hematuria: Patients with right ruptured kidney cyst are more likely to present as microscopic hematuria or gross hematuria. Hematuria (blood in urine) will occur when the cyst fluids flow out into the urinary tract and cause urinary tract infections.
►Peritonitis: When the kidney cyst growing in the outer part of kidneys ruptures, fluids flow to enterocoelia, resulting in peritonitis.
►Acute Renal Failure: The urine output is suddenly stopped due to vascular injury and malfunction of the kidney due to blockage.
How can I deal with those kinds of complications?
► Anti-bacterial agents are used to treat the pains and infections
► In some severe cases, surgery is necessary
► Chinese Medicine therapy: Repairing the damaged kidney function after preventing hematuria and infections effectively is the key. Western medicines or surgery can simply control the complications temporarily. However, Chinese Medicine therapy aims at treating complications from the root by repairing and rebuilding kidney tissues.
Now, you must have a general understanding about the problems if kidney cyst ruptures and some common solutions to those complications. If you have any of the above symptoms, please contact with us as soon as possible.