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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...

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...

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...
Rash. Pkd. Typically, no. PKD itself spares the skin. Phosphate elevations can irritate skin and cause spots. Read more...

How would I go about getting a genetic test for polycystic kidney disease (pkd) to see if I might pass it on?

See your doctor. The best place to start is with your primary care physician. A very thorough family history and an ultrasound will help determine if you have pkd. You will need to see a nephrologist and maybe a geneticist to determine what kind of PKD you have. The risk of passing PKD to your children depends on getting the correct diagnosis. Genetic testing would usually be ordered by one of those specialists. Read more...

How would I go about getting a genetic test for polycystic kidney disease before ttc?

Genetic Counselor. See a genetic counselor to arrange testing. University hospitals have clinical or medical genetics divisions. Otherwise, your OB doctor, a fertility clinic, or a maternal fetal medicine or high-risk OB clinic can refer you. If the testing is positive, see a reproductive endocrinologist before you get pregnant to discuss preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd) to prevent your child from having pckd. Read more...

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...
Imaging. With ultrasound is usually how the disease gets diagnosed. There are genetic tests available now as well for patients with family histories. Read more...
PKD Diagnosis. PKD is diagnosed by renal ultrasound. BY age 30, an affected person will have 3 or more cysts per kidney. Family history is relevant also. Renal MRI is more accurate but more expensive. Genetic testing can be very precise but is expensive. Read more...