Kidney Cysts | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of kidney cysts?

Your doctor will ask if you're having any of the following problems:

  • pain on your side between your ribs and your hip,
  • pain in your belly or back,
  • a fever,
  • frequent urination, or
  • blood in your urine or dark urine.

If you're having any of these problems, your doctor will probably examine you and order lab tests.


Evaluation of Incidental Renal and Adrenal Masses by JC Higgins, CDR, MC, USN and JM Fitzgerald, MAJ, USAF, MC (American Family Physician January 15, 2001,

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00