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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Why does it hurt when I urinate with a ureteral stent?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredIf you have a ureteral stent, you can expect pain in your bladder, urethra, and kidney when you urinate. Why? The stent temporarily changes the way the bladder, ureter, and kidney work together.
- Normally: The ureter has a one-way valve as it enters the bladder. When the bladder squeezes to empty as you urinate, the valve keeps the urine from flowing back into the ureter and kidney.
- With a stent: The stent is a hollow tube that extends through your ureter and into the bladder, and temporarily keeps the one-way valve from closing. This means that when your bladder squeezes as you urinate, some of the urine flows back up the ureter and presses on the kidney. This causes pain while you urinate.
What is ischemic nephropathy?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Ischemic, which comes from the Greek word ischemia, means restriction of blood supply. Nephropathy is damage to the kidneys. Thus, ischemic nephropathy is dysfunction of the kidneys due to compromised blood flow in the arteries.
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