Is A Kidney Cyst Measuring 4x4x5 cm Large Enough to Be Drained

2018-11-25 22:56

Question: I just want to know if a kidney cyst measuring 4x4x5 cm is large enough and need to be drained? Or surgery?

Is A Kidney Cyst Measuring 4x4x5 cm Large Enough to Be DrainedAnswer: Renal cysts generally do not require treatment unless they are causing symptoms or harming kidney function. Do you have any symptoms such as pain on your side between your ribs and your hip, pain in your belly or back, a fever, frequent urination, blood in urine or dark urine?

If you have, you may need a treatment to drain it. The commonly used treatment is sclerotherapy. During the treatment, your doctor will use a long needle to drain the cyst. He or she will then fill the cyst with an alcohol soluton to harden kidney tissue.

If you do not have any symptoms, you may be suggested to check the cyst again with a CT scan in 6 to 12 months.

If you start having problems, your doctor might want you to have a CT or MRI scan of your kidney to see if the cyst is growing.

If the cyst on your kidney is large or if it contains calcifications or dense tissue, you might need to have CT scans every so often. This allows your doctor to watch for changes in the cyst.

Alternative treatment to remove kidney cyst

No matter sclerotherapy or other surgeries, they are invasive. If you would like to a conservative treatment. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be a good choice. This is a great innovation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which can infiltrate the micronized herbs into kidneys to speed up kidney recovery. It can dilate blood vessels on cyst wall to speed up blood microcirculation. It can also inhibit the secretion of lining cells. Under these two functions, cyst fluid will be taken away, and renal cysts will not secrete liquid, and then renal cysts will become soft and be smaller than before treatment. This treatment can also inhibit renal inflammation, block blood clotting, dilate blood vessels and degrade extracellular matrix so as to protect renal function and control the disease from getting worse. Moreover, this treatment is also suitable for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

Whether a kidney cyst measuring 4x4x5 cm is large enough and need to drained or not depends on your medical condition.

Note: the material above is intended for informational purposes. For specific treatment suggestions, please consult a physician.

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