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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
107 doctors shared insights

Polycystic Kidney Disease (Overview)

Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disease that causes multiple cysts to form in the kidneys. Common symptoms include blood in the urine, abdominal pain, and excessive urination at night.


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How can people inherit polycystic kidney disease?

How can people inherit polycystic kidney disease?

Genetic anomalies: Some medical conditions, including adult polycystic kidney disease, are carried in our genes and can be passed from parent to child. Generally, if one parent has pckd, their child will have a 50/50 chance of inheriting it. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
107 doctors shared insights

Polycystic Kidney Disease (Overview)

Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disease that causes multiple cysts to form in the kidneys. Common symptoms include blood in the urine, abdominal pain, and excessive urination at night.


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What are the symptoms associated with polycystic kidney disease?

Pain: Typically pain in flank area both sides, blood in urine , hypertension, and over time progressive kidney failure. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Tip)

Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease

There are three types of polycystic kidney disease: 1. Dominant, 2. Recessive, 3. Acquired. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Could parapelvic cysts be a sign of polycystic kidney disease?

Could parapelvic cysts be a sign of polycystic kidney disease?

NO: Parapelvic cysts do not suggest polycystic kidney disease. Parapelvic cysts are rather common in occurrence and incidence increases with age. ...Read more

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How do you typically diagnose polycystic kidney disease?

Ultrasound: You can take an imaging study called a renal ultrasound. The ultrasound can determine the number of cysts on your kidneys and can lead to a diagnose of polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Tip)

Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease

See a nephrologist for management of kidney disease of it and test children to see if they have it. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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How do you test for polycystic kidney disease?

How do you test for polycystic kidney disease?

Renal Ultrasound: Polycystic kidney disease is usually diagnosed by taking a renal ultrasound of your kidneys to determine the number of cysts that are on each kidney. Usually, a person presnts with bloody urine or multiple UTI that will lead to a doctor taking a patient of the kidneys and diagnosing the issue. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
2,369 doctors shared insights

Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more