Kidney cyst

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What is kidney cyst?

A kidney cyst is a collection of fluid in the kidney. A simple kidney cyst usually does not cause any symptoms and does not require treatment. However, it may occasionally become infected or block the flow of urine.

Common symptoms reported by people with kidney cyst

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with kidney cyst

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
kidney cyst (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with kidney cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with kidney cyst

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
sweating increased
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hip pain radiating down legs Hospitalization 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
kidney cyst (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal cramps nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
neuropathy in feet
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with kidney cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has kidney cyst on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 8
40s 12
50s 9
60s 11
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 7
Female 39

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from kidney cyst patients who have completed their condition history
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