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Will Kidney Cysts Cause Flank Pain

2012-11-02 16:04

With the populization of physical examination and medical developments in B ultarsound and CT scan, more and more people are diagnosed with at least one cyst in their kidneys. Of cause this has something to do with the mordern lifestyle, another important reason is that in the before, poeple do not realize that they have cysts in their kidneys because usually the cysts cause no obvious symptoms and even though there are some mild symptoms or discomforts, patients usually do not pay much attention to it.

With the continuous development in medical science and technologies, more and more people are found by accident that they have kidney cysts.

Though in the early stage, there is no obvious symptoms, the cysts will continue to grow and oppress surrounding renal intrinsic cells and tissues and when it is larger than 3cm, there will be a series of symptoms and signs among which flank pain is one of the most common symptoms.

Usually the pain is dull and this is due to the oppression to the surrounding tissues or the stretch of the renal capsule or the increased kidney volum and weight. In some cases the flank pain might be sudden or become sharpened and unbearable, this is caused by infections, cyst rupture or obstructure in the kidneys.

The major risks for kidney cysts are cyst infection and cyst rupture and flank pain might be the sign of infection or rupture, therefore timely and proper treatments should be sought in case of flank pain. The first step is to find out the real cause of flank pain and remove it such as kidney stone, infection or blood clots, etc. Then to treat flank pain from the root, more effective treatments should be sought to remove or shrink the cysts or flank pain will one day appear again.

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