Patient: I have many small kidney cysts and the biggest one is 3cm. How can I get rid of 3cm kidney cyst, and stop them from forming?
Doctor: Generally, patients with kidney cyst begin to have symptoms when their cyst is bigger than 3cm. Since your kidney cyst has grown to 3cm, some treatments are needed to relieve your symptoms and reduce the pressure against kidney tissues.
Simple kidney cysts are filled with fluid, and continuous fluid secretion makes kidney cyst bigger and bigger. From this point, to get rid of 3cm kidney cyst, it has to remove the cyst directly or discharge sac fluid out of the body.
Surgery is one treatment that doctors use a long needle to drain sac fluid and then add some substances into empty sac. This can help reduce the recurrence rate of kidney cyst. However, in some cases, sac fluid will refill the kidney cyst again after surgery.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), compared with surgery, aims at discharging sac fluid out of the body, by increasing the permeability of cystic walls and inhibiting the secretion of sac fluid. However these medicines may need a relatively long time to work. If you are eager to see the curative effects in several days, this treatment may be not suitable for you.
According to your medical condition, try to find which one is better for you.