Cortical Cyst on kidneys, no matter in right kidney or the left one, usually starts with frequent urinary tract infections and Hematuria. Some people do not ever know that they suffer from cortical cyst, until the final diagnosis is made. This is usually explained by the rare and even on symptoms.
Depending on where the cyst is located, it can affect how the kidney works and how sever the symptoms are. As we mentioned above, cortical cyst on right kidney may present with frequent urination or Blood in Urine at the very start. However, these symptoms may not appear for many years after the cysts have formed on the kidneys. Besides, cortical cyst on right kidney may cause the following symptoms.
- Proteinuria (foamy urine)
- High Blood Pressure
- Pain in the side between the ribs and hip, stomach, or back
- Repeated infections
If you have more than 2 of the mentioned symptoms, you are more likely to develop cortical cyst on kidney or other type of Kidney Cysts. You should call your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms listed above which might mean that you have a kidney cyst that has burst or become infected.
To make a final and further estimation and diagnosis, you are suggested to take medical tests. The most common tests used to diagnose simple kidney cysts include: Computed tomography (CT) — X-rays and computers produce images of a cross-section of the body; Ultrasound — high-frequency sound waves and echoes that create images of the inside of the body;
If there are no kidney cyst symptoms being manifested there is no need for treatment other than pain killers and anti-biotics when needed. If your cortical cyst is larger than 3cm or you suffer from severe symptoms, you may be suggested with treatment.
- Surgery is a choice which removes a cyst can usually be done laparoscopically, using thin instruments inserted through small holes in the abdomen.
- Chinese Herbal Medicine is another treatment for it can help shrink the cortical cyst naturally. However, it takes effects slower than surgery.