A kidney cyst is a swelling in the kidney that appears to be a round thin body filled with a fluid and varies a lot in size. The cysts are formed when a vessel becomes swollen in the kidney but the actual event that triggers this is not known. Small kidney cysts can occur commonly in many people and are not a sign of some disease. But if the cysts become too large they can affect the structure and hence the function of the kidney. Cysts become more and more common in older people. There are no clear causes that can associated to kidney cysts but drinking very less water can also cause cysts.
I'm 5 months pregnant and I recently had a ultrasound of my baby. There was a large cyst on his kidney and it doesn't seem to being functioning. What caused this cyst and how can I prevent a cyst on his other kidney?
My wife has been told she has kidney cysts she has been in hospital for 6 weeks with drains in her back she has just come from a operation where they have burst the kidney and had another bag ;drain; put in now they say they may have to put a stint in is this normal