Kidney stones. No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease.
Pkd and stones. YES ! Kidney stone formation is about four times more common in the polycystic kidney patient that in the general population. Be sure to have 24 hour urine measurements of citrate, calcium, uric acid, oxalate, sodium, and phosphate. Often there is citrate deficiency in PKD setting. This can be fixed. Also, drink 4 liters of fluid per day, every day and make sure at least one liter is lemonade.
Yes. 30% of adpckd patients have stones, compared to about 10% of the normal population.
Inherited problem. Polycystic kidney disease is something you inherit from a parent. If you know you have it, you will want to learn as much as you can about monitoring and protecting your kidney function. You will also want to learn about the treatment of kidney failure. Many people with polycystic kidneys receive kidney transplants - which is probably the best of all options when kidneys aren't working. Lgromkomd. Read more...