Kidney cysts are round pouches of fluid that form in the kidneys. Kidney cysts can be associated with serious disorders that can impair kidney function.
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Kidney cysts are round pouches of fluid that form in the kidneys. Kidney cysts can be associated with serious disorders that can impair kidney function. But more commonly, kidney cysts are a type called simple kidney cysts — noncancerous cysts that rarely cause complications.
It's not clear what causes simple kidney cysts. Simple kidney cysts typically occur as one cyst on the surface of a kidney. But simple kidney cysts can occur as multiple cysts affecting one or both kidneys.
Simple kidney cysts are often detected during an imaging test being done for another condition. Simple kidney cysts that don't cause signs or symptoms usually don't require treatment.
Simple kidney cysts typically don't cause signs or symptoms. If a simple kidney cyst grows large enough, kidney cyst symptoms may include:
It's not clear what causes simple kidney cysts.
The risk of simple kidney cysts increases as you get older, though they can occur at any age.
Kidney cysts can occasionally cause complications, including:
Tests and procedures used to diagnose simple kidney cysts include:
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