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What are kidney polyps and how are they treated

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what are kidney polyps and how are they treated
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.

Do you have symptoms?

How it is diagnosed?

Why the test was taken?

Do you take any medicine?

Do you have any other previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Symptoms of fullness in upper abdomen. X-ray was negative. Dr. requested a CAT scan w/berium (sp) and injected dye for test. I take meds for blood pressure, heart, anxiety, cumidin. Yes to prior illness. They include hysterectomy, gall bladder, sudden nerve hearing loss, congestive heart failure, and several surgeries for perineal hernia.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.
Was it mentioned in the CAT scan as polyp or cyst?

What is the size?

How many are they?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Cysts. Size was not mentioned although there are several.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

Kidney cyst can be simple or complex.

Simple cysts are usually single with smooth walls & is a common finding after 50 years of age.

They usually do not produce symptoms and may be detected first time by CT or other imaging studies.

In complex cysts the walls are not smooth, there may be walls within it etc.

Some of the complex cysts can be cancerous.

In some cases the walls of the cyst can get calcium deposition when it is called calcified cyst.

Normal kidneys can contain upto 5 cysts.

More cysts can cause symptoms.

It can predispose to infection, compromise the function of the kidney.

Treatment will depend on the problem caused by the cysts, nature of the cysts etc.

Usually the urologist will consult the radiologist about the shape & characteristics of the cyst & can select to do biopsy to determine the nature.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

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