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Is 4.4 cm Cyst in the Kidney Considered a Large Cyst

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-06 12:04

Is 4.4 cm Cyst in the Kidney Considered a Large CystIs 4.4 cm cyst in kidney considered a large or small cyst? Simple kidney cyst occurs commonly in elderly adults and rarely in children and young adults. If it has small size, carriers can live with renal cyst without any symptom. However, with its growth, it may cause some problems. Is 4.4cm too big?

Kidney and kidney health

Kidneys are a pair of bean-like organs located in abdominal cavity, and they are in charge of cleansing the whole body by removing extra water, waste products and toxins. Generally, healthy kidneys are 10-12 cm in length, 5-6 cm in width and 3-4 cm in thickness. Of course, gender, weight, age, race and some other factors can affect the kidney size.

Is 4.4 cm kidney cyst big?

According to normal kidney size, kidneys can usually work properly with up to 5 small kidney cysts. However, if one of them becomes bigger than 3-4cm, it will affect kidney function and lead to some problems such as back pain, frequent or painful urination, and hematuria. If you have one of these symptoms, it means your kidney cyst is too big or it has ruptured.

From the above analysis, we can know 4.4cm kidney cyst is indeed beyond kidneys’ capacity. If left untreated, it will cause kidney damage and some severe symptoms. Today, we are here to introduce some methods to shrink your kidney cyst apart from surgery.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has proven to be safe and effective on treating chronic disease as well as kidney cyst. Surgery aims at removing kidney cyst directly but may cause recurrence or risks easily, while TCM is used to drain sac fluid out of the body and inhibit it from growing again. However, TCM may need a relatively longer time to work, so users should have enough patience.

Besides oral and external application Chinese medicines, some other therapies like Acupuncture may be used to ease patients’ symptoms quickly. Hopefully, these treatments are helpful for you.



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