Most kidney cysts (fluid filled mass) are classified as “simple” and are very common. They are generally benign, and found incidentally during an ultrasound, CT or other scan performed for some other reason. Most often these simple cysts can be left alone with no worries. Rarely, a simple kidney cyst can enlarge enough to cause pain, and these can be treated by needle drainage or more permanently with surgery (usually laparoscopy with small incisions.) Some kidney cysts are classified as “complicated” and might have more worrisome or malignant features that warrant more comprehensive exams and treatments including surgery. Very rare are multi-cystic and poly-cystic kidneys that can in worst cases cause kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant.
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Are kidney cysts treated with surgery?
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Is a kidney infection serious?
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A kidney infection can be very serious if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Delaying treatment can lead to kidney failure and possible death. The cause of your kidney infection may be due to a structural malformation or kidney stones, making you a candidate for surgery, which can be equally serious. Bacteria can get into your bloodstream causing a whole-body infection known as sepsis.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Can analgesics cause kidney damage?
National Kidney Foundation answeredHeavy or long-term use of certain analgesics, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and higher-dose aspirin, can cause chronic kidney disease known as chronic interstitial nephritis. The warning labels on over-the-counter analgesics tell you not to use these medicines for more than 10 days for pain and more than three days for fever. If you have pain and/or fever for a longer time, you should see your doctor. The doctor can check for possible medical problems and advise you about what medications you should take. If you have kidney disase, check with your doctor to be sure you can use analgesics safely.
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