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Kidney Cyst

A kidney cyst is a fluid-filled round pouch that grows inside a kidney. Kidneys are the bean-shaped organs that produce urine by clearing out waste from the bloodstream. Single or multiple cysts can be present on a single kidney or both kidneys. Kidney cysts do not usually produce any symptoms and are harmless. As they do not produce any signs or symptoms, they are mostly diagnosed accidentally during an abdominal scan for some other condition.

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What does hyperechoic cyst in upper pole of kidney suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I had an ultrasound of my abdomen. They gave me the report online and I am not sure how to read it. The things I am looking up are extremely worrisome. It is all saying cancer. I am going for a CT scan within a week. It is without contrast because I have myasthenia gravis ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Mikdat Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. So, you have a cystic lesion in the upper part of your kidney. First of all, you are only 28 years old and at your age, I would favor many benign lesions over malignant ones. If they are not talking about solid components of the lesions, it ...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old son has a complex cyst in his kidney. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 12 years old. Last week we found out that he has a complex cyst in his kidney. I am so worried and cannot wait until I see a urologist next week. So, I want to show you the ultrasound images and get your opinion on it. The GP said that he has a complex cyst and this scares me ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, it looks like a hilar lesion, but it is still not causing any pressure effects. I would need further investigations as, CT scan of the abdomen and KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) regi...  Read Full »

Why do I develop cysts in my kidney?

Query: Hello doctor, During a health check-up, I got to know that I have a renal cyst. I did a follow-up ultrasound about a month ago and I found that now I have developed a cyst in my left kidney as well over and above the cyst in the right kidney. Which means now I have a cyst in both of my kidneys. Thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Ram Naresh Daga

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have simple renal cysts. These keep varying in sizes but they are usually of harmless nature except occasional pain. Have you got serum creatinine done? Then please send. At present, you have no reason to get worried about the cysts except occasional pain. Also get ...  Read Full »

Is sudden weight loss apparent in abdominal tuberculosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a sudden weight loss. CT abdomen was done. It shows likely TB etiology and few cortical cysts in the bilateral kidney. The previous infection was found in the urine culture report.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight loss can definitely be explained by TB (tuberculosis) abdomen but before starting TB medicines it requires confirmation of TB for which you may require a biopsy test. If you can kindly upload the CT (computed tomography) abdomen report I can tell you which part ...  Read Full »

How is a kidney cyst in a newborn treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 days old child has been diagnosed with multiple cysts in his left kidney. His hands get blue and there is a body sensation at times. I have attached the reports here.  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you have to assess the renal functions of both the kidneys separately. It has to be done by DTPA and DMSA SCAN (diethylenetriaminepentacetate and dimercaptosuccinic acid). If the function is nil on the left side, then the further plan of management is to be decide...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year old male. I had an MRI scan which showed two cysts, one in each kidney. Could this indicate PKD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, with normal weight, height, and blood pressure. There is no significant family history of diseases or serious illnesses. About a year ago, I had a kidney stone, likely due to insufficient water intake and excessive soda consumption. After passing the stone, I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. To diagnose polycystic kidney disease (PKD) based on imaging, there typically needs to be a minimum of two cysts in each kidney. If there are fewer than two cysts, it is not usually considered as PKD. Additionally, having a family history...  Read Full »

I have small renal cyst in my left kidney. Is it a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with a small renal cyst on my left kidney. I understand this is rare in my age group. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Sajid Shaikh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and the first thing to know about a single kidney cyst is that it is usually harmless. You have not mentioned if this was an incidental finding (usually they are) or are you experiencing any symptoms like dull flank pain or abdominal pain or proble...  Read Full »

Are Bosniak 2F complex cysts benign?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an MRI of my back, and they saw cysts in my kidneys. I had a follow-up ultrasound, and one found to be complex and then a follow-up kidney MRI. In the right inferior pole, there is a complex cyst measuring 0.8 x 0.5 x 0.7 inch with multiple thick septations. Twinkle artifact is se...  Read Full »


Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. Bosniak 2F cyst is usually benign. You just need to follow-up regularly. In follow-up, they see any change to grade 3 or 4. If change is present, then you need to get it removed. So, follow up is must at the prescribed schedule.   Read Full »

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