I had an abdominal ultrasound done and it came back showing an apparent small cyst in the upper pole of the left kidney, with a calcification in or adjacent to its posterior wall. What exactly does that mean? And what should I expect next?
Most simple renal cysts are just left alone, and monitored over a span of years to make sure that they aren't changing rapidly. If a cyst is causing pain, then the doc might advise removing it.
The calcification can have a number of causes from a lot of different health conditions, and can affect everything from arteries to lean muscle tissue. Your doc needs to make a guess as to the cause and extent because he has your entire health history and the images to base it on.
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