On the 31 august 2011 i had a Triphasic CT. A 7.8 x 6.2cm cyst was noted on the coronal reformats, the right kidney upper pole cyst had thin septa having Bosniak II features. No calcification or solid component. I have been experiencing 'severe discomfort' with pain levels of around 6 out of 10 scale. My bloodpressure is 185/100 which is not normal. I believe this cyst together with the 'small cortical cysts' in the lower pole of the left kidney could be causing these symptoms. is there anything that can be done, other than submitting to my doctors council to go and have them checked in a years time???
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 50
Triphasic CT acquisition - was told to come back one year later.
Thanks for your question. If I don't respond to you immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I WILL get back to you ASAP.Where is the pain located? How long have you had the pain? How long has your blood pressure been elevated?
Dear Dr yThe pain is sometimes located towards the back and sometimes around the sides in a forward location next to the hip bones? The pain has been there for quite some time as this was the reason for the initial 'investigation'. However it has been steadily getting worse where it has now become very uncomfortable and my blood pressure has been elevated for a few weeks, but this morning it was 185/100. I do not feel 'well'. I hope this is sufficient info and thanks for your kind response. I also did a colonoscopy. Checked the stomach and intestines from the mouth as well as from the rear and all was ok. I feel bloated, uncomfortable in the 'abdominal' region and tired.Kind regards,Marc.
You do have a rather large cyst and this can be the cause of your pain. The only thing that I can recommend is your urologist refer you to a radiologist to put a needle in the cyst and suck the fluid out and put an agent in the cyst to scar it to see if this prevents it from coming back and if it stops your pain. This is likely only going to be a temporary measure and the fluid will probably accumulate again. If it does reaccumulate, then you may be a candidate to have a laparoscopic removal of the cyst. Hope this helps.
Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology