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Cyst on the kidney and eye problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Kidney Conditions
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I have had flank and general right side pain for months now, my eyes are dark and saggy, I dont even recognize myself although otheres notice they say it isnt as bad as I think. After many ER visits and tests on my liver, which seems healthy (although I am a recovering Vicodin addict) a CT Scan showed a growth on my right kidney which a Nurse Practioner thinks is a Cyst, I have an appt with a Nephrologist however everything I can find online says that cysts do not cause pain. The pain is getting worse and so are my eyes. What do you think could be the cause or do you think a cyst could cause this much trouble?
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   please give me a minute to read your post
Doctor :   yes , cysts when complicated do give rise to pain
User :   would that be tied to my saggy eye bags
Doctor :   could not be directly related to the cyst
Doctor :   but some changes do appear in the eyes when kidney is in failure
Doctor :   hence a renal function test would help in that case
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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