Patient: I was told have several cysts on my kidneys and the largest one is 4.6cm. My creatinine level has slightly increase, is it serious? What treatment should I be given?
Doctor: First: Is 4.6cm Cyst on Kidney Dangerous?
Patients with kidney cyst do not need to receive treatment on condition that cysts do not enlarge and do not cause any symptoms. Your cyst is 4.6cm in size, it is relatively large. Large cyst can oppress the surrounding renal tissues and thus cause kidney damages. What is more, your creatinine has increased, which indicates your kidneys have been damaged. Under such a circumstance, if you do not receive treatment, more and more your kidney functions will be damaged and obviously, your creatinine level will become higher and higher. When your creatinine level increases to a certain degree, you need to do dialysis to remove wastes in your blood. Therefore, it is quite vital for you to receive treatment now.
In some countries, there are no effective treatments at all, so patients are told to wait for dialysis. However, in China, Immunotherapy can be adopted to help kidney cyst patients to avoid kidney failure. Immunotherapy is the newest treatment which combines advanced medical treatment and Chinese medicines. It treats kidney cyst from the root and due to it, cyst can be shrunk effectively. When cyst is shrunk, the oppression to surrounding renal tissues will reduce and consequently, further kidney damages will be prevented. Your elevated creatinine level is just caused by kidney damages, so when further kidney damages are prevented, creatinine level will stop increasing.
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