I have an anechoic cystic lesion on my right kidney measuring at 5.3cm x 4.1cm x 4.3 cm. Should I be concerned about this as my doctor only wants to monitor it?

Cysts of the kidney are most commonly evaluated by a radiologist or a urologist.  If this is a simple cyst and has been seen and evaluated with an ultrasound examination, the radiologist or the urologist can examine the findings and determine if it is a benign simple cyst or a more complex cyst that requires further follow up and monitoring. About 40% of people develop simple benign kidney cysts as they age. Your doctor may have already consulted with the radiologist to know that this cysts can just be monitored over time.

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