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How do you typically diagnose polycystic kidney disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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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
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In brief: PKD diagnosis

PKD is diagnosed by renal ultrasound or MRI.
Ultrasound is less expensive. The diagnosis requires at least 3 cysts per kidney in both kidneys by age 30. Family history is relevant.

In brief: PKD diagnosis

PKD is diagnosed by renal ultrasound or MRI.
Ultrasound is less expensive. The diagnosis requires at least 3 cysts per kidney in both kidneys by age 30. Family history is relevant.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Zafar Khan
Urology
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In brief: Sono/ ct scan/ MRI

Any of the above mentioned tests can make the diagnosis.

In brief: Sono/ ct scan/ MRI

Any of the above mentioned tests can make the diagnosis.
Dr. Zafar Khan
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