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Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I shall try my best to assist you while you are corresponding with me.
How do you feel now?
Tired mostly and sometimes very uncomfortable, other times I hardly notice it. I am signed off work at the moment as I have been feeling unwell.
I am hoping to go back to work next week for just 3 afternoons and gradually work back up to doing 31 hours.
Okay, tell me about the pain and the discomfort, is it a dull aching pain or a sharp pain and is it related to movements? Also, is the pain on the right side only - where the cyst is?
Most times, it feels like I have stitch just under the right side of my rib cage. Movement doesnt often make it worse but can occasionally. Laying down is also uncomfortable.
Most cysts on the kidneys are simple cysts and cysts less than 10 cm are usually left alone and they are also usually asymptomatic.
Your cyst is 10 cm - on the border!
You are also symptomatic.
I believe that this should be treated and I also believe that your doctor is ruling out possible conditions such as muscle spasms etc before actively intervening for the cyst.
The CT scan and the ultrasound would have already provided your doctor on invaluable information about this cyst - whether it is thin walled, if it has fluid or is solid etc.
If your pain, discomfort do not subside with the ancillary treatment the doctor has prescribed which includes the rest, then you should return to your doctor for active intervention for the cyst.
Interventions are mostly image guided puncturing, aspiration of the cysts however, some do require surgery, but since this seems to be on the upper pole of the kidney, it will most probably be treated with per cutaneous CT or Ultrasound guided puncture and aspiration.
The Specialist has discharged me. I was made to feel that I was making the whole thing up and he did not discuss any information with me regarding the cyst. I was hoping to be booked in to have the cyst punctured but this is not going to happen and I am unable to get and appt with my own doctor until 8th October. I thank you for your time.
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No, thank you very much
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