How Doctors Watch Kidney Cysts?

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2016 I was diagnosed of a kidney cyst (3 7 grams) and when I went for a review in 2018, it was 33 grams but my major challenge is the pain I suffer at night. What should I do?
Your kidney cyst grows rapidly and has symptoms. Surgery is recommended.
I have akidney cyst causes pain doctor said its small nothing to worry about now take tylenol  dr said.but i have  to much pain should i get second opinion what can i do
It is strange. Most kidney cysts are asymptomatic, unless the cyst is very big. If he pain is really caused by the cyst, then surgicall removal should be considered. However, a more likely explanantion is that your abdominal pain is caused not by the cyst, but other abdominal pathologies. You can suggest your doctor check for other conditions before atttributing the pain to this cyst
I have a 2cm complex cyst that meets. Bosniak III criteria.  I read I have a 50/50 chance of it being cancerious.  What does this mean?  How do they determine if it it cancerous?
In 1986, based on CT findings, Bosniak divided the renal cystic mass into four levels:
Grade I - simple cyst, benign.
CT findings: 1 type of round, no wall; 2 uniform water sample density (CT value 0 ~ 20HU); 3 clear boundary, smooth and sharp edges; 4 enhanced scanning without enhancement.
Grade II - minor complex cysts, benign (including compartmentalized cysts, tiny calcified cysts, infectious cysts, high density cysts).
CT performance: 1 The wall of the capsule is thin and uniform with less separation (<2) and fine (<1 mm) and regular. 2 The wall or partition may have fine calcification. 3 The wall or partition may be slightly strengthened.
Grade III - more complex cysts, uncertainty, including benign and malignant (eg, multi-sac cystic nephroma, complex compartmental cysts, chronic infectious cysts, calcified cysts; cystic kidney cancer).
CT performance: 1 wall or separation thickness (> 1mm) and irregular. 2 separate increases (≥ 3). 3 The wall or partition may have calcification, more calcification, and the capsule wall may have smaller solid components. 4 separation or wall reinforcement is obvious. 5 part is benign lesion
Grade IV - a clear malignant cystic mass, mainly cystic kidney cancer.
CT findings: 1 has the characteristics of a grade III cyst. 2 adjacent to the wall or separated by separate soft tissue components.
Grades I and II are benign, no surgery and follow-up are required, and grade III and IV require surgical resection.
Grade I and IV CT are relatively specific and easy to diagnose, but some lesions cannot be accurately classified as grade II or grade III. To this end, in 1993, Bosniak proposed a diagnostic criteria for CT in grade IIF (F-fallow up follow-up) for moderately complex cysts: 1 uniform wall thickness and uniform thickening. 2 increased calcification. 3 The wall and partition can be slightly strengthened. 4 High-density cysts ≥ 3 cm in diameter and completely within the renal parenchyma. That is, the lesion has some features of grade II and grade III, but does not meet the diagnostic criteria of grade II and grade III, and needs to be followed up to clarify its biological behavior.
so, u need regularly follow-up.
I have at the lower pole left kidney measuring 2.9x3.0x2.5cm. Cyst. My doctor said he will watch it. Should I get a second opinion or have the small cyst taken out, before it gets bigger?
Renal cysts are common benign tumors in the clinic. There are no symptoms or signs in the early stage. Most patients have symptoms such as waist and abdomen pain, hematuria and hypertension after middle age. In recent years, with the development of B-ultrasound, CT, intravenous pyelography (IVP) and laparoscopic techniques, the detection rate of renal cysts has been increasing. Renal cysts are generally diagnosed by B-ultrasound, which is simple and easy to perform without damage. Because simple renal cysts are asymptomatic, they have little effect on renal function and surrounding tissues, so no treatment is needed. Regular follow-up is available. Surgical treatment is required for cysts over 10 cm in diameter.
How frequent in between kidney ultrasound if I have a cyst on my kidney? Also I have episodes of vomiting and pain in my side and my back and my entire abdomin for years but the last month I have been worse than ever and  now I have a 400 count lipase level and food hurts. Soft bowels and diareah more frequently and they diagnosed me years ago with its and interstial Cystitus. And a leaking heart valve for some time.
Hi, for the kidney cyst, you may get ultrasound every year. The lipase is high, did your doctor diagnose you pancreatitis? Pancreatitis can explain your symptoms. A leaking heart valve, you need to take ultrasound every year to observe the progression. Kidney cyst and heart valve problems are common when people get aged, no worries, these diseases can be well taken care of. As for pancreatitis, watch out the foods.
Is your kidney function impaired by the cyst? if your serum creatine is normal ,recheck the ultrasound for 6 month or 1 year. For, symptoms of vomitting and pain in th side, Cholecystitis or pancreatitis is possible. You should see a doctor ASAP. For leaking heart valve, you should see a cardiologist every year and have Cardiac ultrasound.
Was told i have two cysts on my Kidney and are large. Said to check in six months. Is that too long to wait? Do not trust Dr...
Hi Ms. Walden, kidney cysts are usually harmless, as long as there're no symptoms it's okay to wait 6 months and observe.
Oh idk