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MRI done for back problem. Found out multiple bilateral renal cyst. Treatment required?

I had an MRI done of my lower spine to pin point a back problem. The findings also were of multiple bilateral renal cyst , many of these are lobulated in appearance. these are incompletely visualized on the localizer images & on axial images of the spine. When ask by the nurse about my past health, she ask who was treating my Kidney disease . This took me aback a bit as I was not aware that I had Kidney disease. Is this something I should pursue?
Asked On : Sat, 5 May 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for your query

You did not mention your age.
There can be a number of causes of renal cysts. Some of them are benign while others need to be followed up.
A few small simple cysts in patients > 65 years age may be of little clinical significance while multiple large cysts in a person

So I suggest that you see a nephrologist. He/she will look at the scans and decide what can be done further. I would recommend doing the following tests as well: Blood urea and creatinine levels and Urine R&M.

Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 6 Oct 2013
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Urologist Dr. P. T. Patil's  Response
Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have bilateral multiple renal cysts detected as an accidental finding in MRI done for your spine problem.

Most of the time these cysts are congenital in origin and present since birth.

No treatment is required if one does not have symptoms or high blood pressure.

Please consult qualified Urologist for cllnical assessment and further treatment if required .

Answered: Sun, 6 Oct 2013
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