Is 8 cm cyst in kidney bad? The answer is certain. Kidney cyst is a bag of fluid. Over 50 % of people over age 50 have kidney cyst. Under normal circumstances, they do not cause any symptoms, but if they enlarge constantly, you may have to pay attention.
When the kidney cysts have average size 2-3 cm, they should not cause pain and any other symptoms. When its total size gets to 8-10 cm and larger, there may be many symptoms. And then measures should be taken.
Symptoms of kidney cysts
The large kidney cyst may oppress the tissues around and cause pain in your side, back, or upper abdomen. If it becomes infected, it causes fever, chills, or other signs of infection. It may also cause high blood pressure, blood urine and even urinary tract infection. However, these symptoms are typically seen if you already have PKD. What is worse, it may lead to kidney function impairment.
Treatment for kidney cysts
The common way to treat kidney cysts is to drain the cyst with a long needle and then fill the cysts with alcohol. This can make the tissue to harden and lowers the chances of recurrence. And in some cases, surgery is needed to drain the fluid from the cyst and remove its outer wall with the help of a laparoscope and other instruments.
If you would like not surgery, you can take some natural remedies to shrink the kidney cysts. Hot compress therapy is a treatment that is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can inhibit the secretion of cyst fluid and help the fluid flow out of the cysts into the blood. Over time, the cysts will shrink.
If you have such a cyst as big as 8 cm, you had better consult the doctor for proper treatment and diagnosis. If desired, leave a message or send email to email@example.com. It is our pleasure to help you.