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CT scan showed small left midpole renal cortical cyst, advised monitoring it regularly. Is there any way to prevent it getting larger?

according from the result of my ct scan , they found out that i have a small left midpole renal cortical cyst . I went to my doctor and he said that there is nothing to do with it. all i have to do is to monitor it every 6 months through repeating ultrasound . is there any way to prevent it to go larger? what should i do? Thank you. From: ellen sulit YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM !

It is not worrisome.
There is no cure for it.
Most are benign cysts (fluid filled cavities) and are harmless.
Ocassional one may grow and harbour cancerous growth. Hence monitoring for increasing size is needed.
Uncommonly it may get infected.

So you have nothing to do except following it regularly and seek early attention if any abdominal pain, fever which has no other origin.

I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
I would be glad to answer any further queries.
Thank you and Good luck !
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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