There are three types of renal cyst: Simple kidney cyst, Polycystic Kidney Cyst and Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease. The size, location and nature of the cyst in the three types is different from each other. Cyst can be congenital or secondary, single or multiple, and benign or malignant. This article is about congenital single renal cyst.
Prognosis and life expectancy of congenital single renal cyst
The prognosis and life expectancy are affected by many factors, such as age, gender, physical health, complications, and treatment, and so on. As for patients with renal cyst, their prognosis and life expectancy are determined by the size, location and nature of the cyst.
Cyst is normally a benign lesion can has few effects on the body. No treatment is needed to treat it. For patients who have no damage of kidney function, they can live a normal life and more than half of them have kidney failure after the age of 60.
If the congenital single cyst is large and cause symptoms like enlarged kidneys, pain in kidney area, proteinuria or high blood pressure, patients have a bad prognosis. If it is infected, patients may also have urinary tract infection, hematuria, kidney stones or other complications.
Treatment of congenital single renal cyst
If the cyst is harmless, patient do not need to take measures to deal with that. They just need to take a test to check the kidney function. The test can be done once a year or half a year.
Once the cyst bring troubles, patients need to take immediate treatment. If necessary, surgery can be taken. However, if the kidney function has lost a lot, surgery is not sufficient. In that case, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be a good method. This therapy aim at shrinking renal cyst by improving kidney function so that they can repair themselves.
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