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Kidney Cyst Picture
Simple kidney cysts are abnormal pouches containing fluid. The simple cyst is
the most common form. Although its cause is not fully understood, we do know
that the simple cyst is not an inherited condition. Single or multiple cysts may
develop on small tubes in the kidneys.
Most often, simple cysts do not cause symptoms or harm the kidney. In some
cases, however, pain can occur when cysts enlarge and press on other organs.
Sometimes cysts become infected or suddenly start to bleed. Less often the cysts
impair kidney function. Simple cysts can also cause high blood pressure. The
picture below shows some of the different kinds of kidney cysts.