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Is cyst dangerous to leave

I have been told I have a softball size fluid cyst on my left kidney.  I was told it was no big deal by the urologist and that if it were him he wouldn't do anything.   Sounds awfully big to me to just leave in there.  SHould I be concerned?
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Hi,

Kidney cysts are almost always benign and do not cause any problems. Some people can even go through life without even knowing that they have them. If there are associated symptoms such as pain on your side between your ribs and your hip, pain in your belly or back, a fever, frequent urination or blood in your urine other laboratory tests may be done. Otherwise, there is no treatment needed. A follow up appointment and a CT scan is repeated after 6 to 12 months. If your kidney cyst is large or if it contains calcifications or dense tissue, you might need to have CT scans every so often so that your doctor can watch for changes in the cyst. Most kidney cysts are harmless and do not need to be removed.  You might be referred to a urologist if the cyst keeps getting bigger, if you have problems because of the cyst or if there is any concern that the cyst might be cancerous.

I hope this helps. Take care and regards.
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I have been suffering with bladder and prostrate problems but now I have been informed that I have 9cm cyst on my right kidney. My urine stings me and I am constantly tired and sore. Should I be worried. Your posts above yes my consultant said he will monitor this problem every 6 months. I am very worried for cancer is very prominent in my family. I am a male by the way 64 years old.
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I'm very sorry to hear about your condition. The kidney cyst does not mean cancer, but I need to know more about your condition to give some advices. Do you only have one cyst or many of it? It is quite big for the 9cm size of your kidney cyst,which can affect kidney function and make you feel tired and sore. Do you have some tests such as urine test or kidney function test? Do you have diabetes? If the kidney cyst rupture, you will have blood in urine and feel pain. The worst things is lowing your kidney function. Many patients have to receive dialysis or transplant in the end. So it is important to have a proper treatment according to your condition.You can send me test results. I'll give you some suggestions as soon as possible.
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