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Have cyst on kidney. Do I need any treatment?

Dec 2012
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I have a 11centmetre Cyst on my right kidney, and doctors don't seem to think it needs treatment, is it serious.
Posted Thu, 14 Mar 2013 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 30 minutes later

I am of the other doctors that a single kidney cyst does not require any treatment.
It is when you have polycystic kidney diseases which can only be managed with palliative care or kidney transplant (PKD is a very serious condition). Simple kidney cysts are benign and would normally not cause any hard to you or your kidney.

Hope this answers your question.
Dr Nsah
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