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Hi I have recently had a ct scan at my hospital for other

7 Jan 2018 14:29

Tests and it's findings were a 6cm Exophytic kidney cyst on my left kidney. It started of being a simple cyst but the last two years it has grown to 6 cm at present day.

I have swelling on my abdomen where the cyst is on the upper pole. I am getting cosntant stabbing pains and dull ache which is there 24/7. I can not lie on that side anymore in bed.

I saw my gp the other day about the results, he read them out while I was there, all he said about the cyst was, that it is a simple kidney cyst. He didnt even say what size it was Sad I am so angry with him. So will try and get a second opinion this week.

Am I right to chase this up as it is causing symptoms.

At what size do they turn into tumors or names?

Re: Hi I have recently had a ct scan at my hospital for other

7 Jan 2018 16:43 in response to Christie

Sorry this is all becoming so stressful.  GPs may know all about things like simple kidney cysts but they cannot assume that you know all about their details also.  It might be a good idea to copy your post into Ask the Nurses as it sounds like the kind of question they may be better able to answer.

Re: Hi I have recently had a ct scan at my hospital for other

7 Jan 2018 16:47 in response to Annieliz

Hi Annieliz

Thanks for quick response I will do what you suggest

Re: Hi I have recently had a ct scan at my hospital for other

7 Jan 2018 17:01 in response to Christie

I see you have done this.  Just to say the nurses work Monday to Friday so you won't get a response before tomorrow.  I'll look out for it!

Re: Hi I have recently had a ct scan at my hospital for other

7 Jan 2018 17:39 in response to Annieliz

Thank you Annie Happy I know how hard they work, so don't expect them to answer right away. They all work so hard bless them