Polycystic kidney disease related to pcos?

No. They are separate disorders. Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder due to a specific genetic alteration. In pckd, a small number of patients get cysts in the liver as the only other organ affected. The cause of cysts in the ovaries is a completely different process and they are not related. However, both can occur in the same individual.

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If a person has polycystic kidney disease, can she drink alcohol or smoke sheesha or a cigarette?

PKD. Cigarette smoking always a bad idea with any type of disease as it can lead to cancer, atherosclerosis and increased risk of end stage renal disease. Alcohol in small amounts (1-2 drinks/day) should not be an issue unless there is liver involvement with the PKD (it can in rare cases lead to such cystic involvement that the liver fails). Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...