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Can kidney cysts be treated at home?

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If the kidney cysts do not effect the person's life, treatment is not needed, as stated by the Mayo Clinic. If they become painful, a hospital procedure must be done.

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Can kidney cysts be treated at home?
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An ultrasound may show that there are cysts present in the kidneys. If they are not painful and cause no problem with kidney function, the doctor may take a wait and see approach. There is a chance they can clear themselves up over time. If they continue to grow or cause function problems then they need to be drained or removed. If they are drained a needle is inserted to remove the fluid. They can regrow after this procedure. Very large cysts can be cut out.

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