Had an ultra sound done for nausea on my gall bladder now im told to have a cat scan
done on my kidney because a complex cyst kidney was found can you tell me what this is cause from and what treatments can be done
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replied May 5th, 2011
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Renal Cysts - are tiny sacs that contain fluid or liquid that may be semi-solid - and develop due to degenerative changes in the kidney tissue.

"Simple cysts" are the most common type of cysts and will have developed in over fifty percent of individuals who are fifty years of age or older.

Complex renal cysts" are a varient of renal cysts having "irregularities" of the shape of the cyst, the thinness or thickness, what substances are contained in the fluid of the cyst, and whether or not it has circulation or blood supply.

Treatment for this type of cyst varies depending upon these irregularities; complex kidney cysts have a risk for being or becoming a kidney cancer. However, they require evaluation and active surveillance to see if the cyst changes in any way over time.

The risk that a complex kidney cysts is, or may become, cancer depends on its appearance on the CT scan.

You might consider consulting a Urologist and a oncologist for a physical examination and tests including a urinalysis for cytology if not already done, a ultrasound and A CT scan of the abdomen for proper evaluation.

I hope this helps.

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