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Years I have had a large cyst on my kidney. There was

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For 20 years I have had a large cyst on my kidney. There was no concern about it and no referral suggesting I go to a nephrologist. Recently I had some blood work done--Bun 18, creatinine 1.0, and eGRF 57 which I was told indicated kidney function. Could my cyst have anything to do with this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questionThe cyst probably isn't related to thisThis drop in GFR may be related to a lot of things like high blood pressure or something like thatbut not likely the cystlet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave a positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me again: for using
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I have opened the rating system. Please don't forget to look at itI receive no credit without a positive rating.If you have more questions, just reply :)