Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Kidney Cyst / Calcification
avatar
azfirefitergrl posted:
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?
Reply
 
avatar
john-skpt responded:
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.


Spotlight: Member Stories

I have PKD. I have a lemon size bulge by my right lower rib. It is a deep feeling pain. After a Ultrasound, CT scan and MRI, I am told I have blood se...More

Helpful Tips

I have a uti and severe kidney pain, Is this common?
I have a uti and such bad kidney pain that I can hardly move, I cant bend down and it hurts more than I can explain. the pain comes and ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.