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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD ( autosomal dominant type and recessive ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Inherited disease: You inherit polycystic kidney disease, so it is reasonable to be evaluated if you have a parent with polycystic kidneys. Evaluation will likely inclu ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No : Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disease where multiple cysts can form in the kidney and other organs and cause kidney failure. Polycystitis is ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Inherited problem: Polycystic kidney disease is something you inherit from a parent. If you know you have it, you will want to learn as much as you can about monitoring ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
NO: Parapelvic cysts do not suggest polycystic kidney disease. Parapelvic cysts are rather common in occurrence and incidence increases with age.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
16 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Consistency : Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaid ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: You have to get a renal ultrasound. It is an imaging test that determines the size and number of cysts ona kidney. Based upon the number of cysts on ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience in Urology
Yes: As the name implies, "autosomal dominant" indicates genetic pattern of spread to children. In this case, the affected person need only pass one of two ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasou ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
No straight answer: if your kidney function remains preserved, no effect. if the kidney function declines and you wind up on dialysis, the life expectancy becomes more co ... Read More
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