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I recent ultrasound shows I have 'mild hydronephrosis in the lower pole of the R kidney and a 0.9cm exophytic cyst in the upper pole of the same kidney. Are these something to be concerned about? Causes? Anything I should/can do about them?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the condition chronic, or acute?

Not sure. The result says the hydronephrosis is new since the prior study, but I don't when the prior u/s was done.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My paternal grandfather died of 'nephroma' (?) and one uncle and his family have kidney issues.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Urology
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Urologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist replied 7 months ago
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Urologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist replied 7 months ago

The kidney cyst is not letting the kidney drain urine which is accumulating and thus causing mild hydronephrosis (which is swelling of the part of the kidney).

With new formation of the cyst (which was not present earlier) and family history; you may get it further investigated by a CT scan or MRI.

Majority of kidney cysts are non cancerous (benign).

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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