What Is a Kidney Cyst?

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3. Transmission

Kidney cysts cannot be sexually transmitted from one person to another. However, there is a condition called polycystic kidney disease that is hereditary, which means it can be passed down genetically from one person to another. This inherited disorder causes cyst clusters to develop on the kidneys.

Polycystic kidney disease causes noncancerous cysts that can grow to be quite large. The condition often causes kidney failure by age 60. Polycystic kidney disease can be passed down to a child from an affected parent. However, kidney cysts that are not associated with a genetic or inherited disorder are not transmitted from one person to another.

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