Renal cysts often have no signs or symptoms and don’t require treatment. Often, they are found while testing is being done for other medical conditions. If the cyst is large, however, it may cause:
- Back or side pain
- Upper abdominal pain
Once found, a blood test can be performed to check kidney function and an imaging test can be ordered so that our doctors can see the cyst. The tests could include:
- CT Scan (3-D imaging)
These imaging tools help our doctors determine the size, nature and whether the cyst is harmless or an indication of something more serious.
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