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Is polycystic ovary syndrome related to polycystic kidney disease?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
13 doctors agree
In brief: Totally unrelated
Apart from the word connection these are totally unrelated conditions.
Having 1 does not lead to the other. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a complex disorder affecting the ovaries which may cause irregular cycles, fertility or metabolic problems. Polycystic kidney disease is genetic disorder and comes in two versions, both causing kidney problems, which may end in kidney failure / dialysis.

In brief: Totally unrelated
Apart from the word connection these are totally unrelated conditions.
Having 1 does not lead to the other. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a complex disorder affecting the ovaries which may cause irregular cycles, fertility or metabolic problems. Polycystic kidney disease is genetic disorder and comes in two versions, both causing kidney problems, which may end in kidney failure / dialysis.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Pckd is a genetic disease of the kidney and may involve other body systems.
Although pcos is a condition where often women develop ovarian cysts, the two conditions are unrelated.

In brief: No
Pckd is a genetic disease of the kidney and may involve other body systems.
Although pcos is a condition where often women develop ovarian cysts, the two conditions are unrelated.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not related
For the most part, polycystic kidney disease is caused by mutations in the pkd1, pkd, and pkhd1 genes.
Mutations in these genes cause both autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Acquired cystic kidney disease is nonhereditary -- it most often occurs in people with long-term kidney damage. The genetics of pcos remains poorly understood howeve.

In brief: Not related
For the most part, polycystic kidney disease is caused by mutations in the pkd1, pkd, and pkhd1 genes.
Mutations in these genes cause both autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Acquired cystic kidney disease is nonhereditary -- it most often occurs in people with long-term kidney damage. The genetics of pcos remains poorly understood howeve.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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