• Question: How do you get rid of cysts in the kidney?

    Asked by Lucy to Devon on 12 Mar 2017.
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      Devon Smith answered on 12 Mar 2017:

      That is something I am trying to figure out in my research. Currently, there is no way to ‘get rid’ of the cysts, we can just try to reduce the size of the cysts. What a patient can also receive is a new kidney, called a transplant, but over time that kidney will also start to grow cysts as the cysts forms due to a genetic mutation that the patient has and can not get rid of too.