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What Size Is Considered A Large Cyst In Kidney

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-01-26 09:23

Questions: I have one 4.5cm kidney cyst. I have heard from my doctor that simple kidney cyst won’t cause any symptom unless it becomes too big. What size is considered a large cyst in kidney?

What Size Is Considered A Large Cyst In KidneyAnswer: The information you get from your doctor is right. Simple kidney cyst is filled by clear fluid, and our kidneys have a strong capacity that can work normally with up to 5 small kidney cysts. However, if one of them becomes too big or ruptures, it will cause some symptoms and complications, including:

- Lower back pain, kidney pain or flank pain

- Urinary tract infections

- Hematuria

- Damage to kidney functioning tissues

- Frequent or painful urination

Generally speaking, simple kidney cysts don’t cause the above problems, unless they are bigger than 3 or 4 cm. In this case, the cyst in kidney is considered as large cyst. Since your kidney cyst is 4.5 cm, you may need some remedies to shrink your kidney cysts in order to prevent more serious problems.

Traditional Chinese Medicine can help improve blood circulation all over the body and increase the permeability of cystic walls so that it can help discharge sac fluid out of the body. Consult the doctor online to determine what medicines are helpful for you.


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