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How do I find out if I have pkd(polycystic kidney disease) without having expensive genetic testing?

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Dr. Sreya Pallath
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
6 doctors agree

In brief: CT scan

Ct scan also show evidence of polycystic kidney disease.

In brief: CT scan

Ct scan also show evidence of polycystic kidney disease.
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Dr. Sreya Pallath
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PKD testing

The gold standard after age 30 is ultrasound of the kidneys.
This is not expensive and if you have no cysts at your age, then you do not have PKD. Genetic testing is not the standard.

In brief: PKD testing

The gold standard after age 30 is ultrasound of the kidneys.
This is not expensive and if you have no cysts at your age, then you do not have PKD. Genetic testing is not the standard.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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