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Does having polycystic kidney disease and using medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain, cause problems with the kidneys?

Does having polycystic kidney disease and using medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain, cause problems with the kidneys?

Polycystic kidneys: Pain is not usually assciated with polycystic kidneys, but if you are smoking pot for some other kind of pain, i dont feel it will contribute to your kidney problem, whiach can cause hypertension and renal failure. But you should me under medical care and if possible avoid smoking marijuan, as it has other harmful effects on the body. ...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


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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

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 type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages! ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

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 include a painless ultrasound (sound wave) examination. If you know you have polycystic kidneys, you want to do everything you can to protect their function. At some point, though, you may need dialysis or a transplant. Talk to your doctor. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Could many itching spots on the back (extant for several years) be caused by the patient having polycystic kidney disease (ckd stage 3a)?

Could many itching spots on the back (extant for several years) be caused by the patient having polycystic kidney disease (ckd stage 3a)?

Not likely,,,: Polycystic kidney disease is characterized by flank pain, hematuria (blood in urine), urinary tract infection in 30s and 40s, and hypertension. Also cysts in the kidney and liver as well as berry aneurysms in the brain are characteristic. There are apparent no skin lesions that characterize this disease, unless they're due to whatever causes the urinary tract infections. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 4-month old girl patient with polycystic kidney disease.w/o genetic studies, how do I know w/c type?

What to do if I have 4-month old girl patient with polycystic kidney disease.w/o genetic studies, how do I know w/c type?

Polycystic kidneys: You have a wonderful children's hospital in Philadelphia. Call their urology department for help with your infant daughter.Their genetics department will also bevery helpful ...Read more

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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease testing involves what kinds of tests?

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease testing involves what kinds of tests?

See below: The current diagnostic criteria to detect cyst in the kidney is by ultrasound, however this is not a 100% accurate way as very small cysts can be missed. Ct scan can detect cysts which are smaller like 1 mm.There are no diagnostic criteria dveloped for ct scan yet. In case a young kidney donor wants to donote, but make sure he/she doesnot have the disease, there are genetic tests available. ...Read more

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What is polycystic kidney disease?

What is polycystic kidney disease?

See below: Polycystic kidney disease is a inherited disease in which fluid filled cavities ranging from microscopic to larger sizes upto 10-15 cm occur in the kidneys, causing them to grow very big and loose function. The patients may have no symptoms or present with blood in urine and sometimes kidney pain.Besides controlling high blood pressure there is no definitive treatment yet.Many studies are ongoing. ...Read more

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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

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Polycystic Kidney Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more