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Can 6 Centimeter Kidney Cyst Cause Large Amount Of Blood In Urine

Can 6 Centimeter Kidney Cyst Cause Large Amount Of Blood In UrineKidney cyst can grow gradually, and if patient has polycystic kidney disease (PKD), his kidneys can be so large that fill patient’s whole enterocoelia. While if patient has simple kidney cyst, his progression will be much better, but patient’s kidney cyst will also damage patient’s kidney function if it is big enough.

For patients with kidney cyst, they can have many obvious symptoms, like back pain, hematuria, hypertension, proteinuria, etc. And it is common to see hematuria in patients with kidney cyst.

Why patient with kidney cyst has hematuria?

There are about one million nephrons in kidney, which mainly consists of glomerulus and kidney tubule.

Glomeruli have the function of filtrating out the metabolic wastes from patient’s blood, and it can also keep the nutrients in patient’s body. While when patient’s kidney structure is damaged by kidney cyst, that can also damage glomeruli, which will lead to the useful nutrients leaking out through urine.

Besides, kidney cyst rupturing, kidney stone, infection, etc, are also the common reasons of hematuria.

Can a 6 centimeter kidney cyst cause large amount of blood in urine?

Usually, patient’s kidney cyst will not cause any damage to patient’s kidney structure when it is smaller than 4cm. So, if patient’s kidney cyst has reaches 6cm, it is big enough to cause damage to patient’s kidney function.

In fact, big kidney cyst can rupture easily if it is oppressed by outer force, which will also break the blood vessels in cyst wall, and that will cause patient to have hematuria.

Usually hematuria caused by ruptured kidney cyst will stop after a period of time, but if the ruptured kidney cyst has been infected, that can lead to continuous hematuria, and patient will have large amount of blood in urine, which may cause patient to have anemia.

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