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What Are The Signs Of Kidney Enlargement

What Are The Signs Of Kidney EnlargementKidney enlargement is very dangerous for patient, because that can progress gradually, and cause kidney failure in the end. And what are the signs of kidney enlargement?

Kidney enlargement may be caused by polycystic kidney disease (PKD) or kidney cyst. Both them can cause patient’s kidney enlargement, and the signs of them are also very similar.

Back pain

Back pain is caused by the enlargement of patient’s kidney cysts. Both PKD and kidney cyst can cause patient to have pain in his back around his kidneys. And as the progression of patient’s kidney cysts, patient’s back pain can become very severe.


High blood pressure is also very common in patient with enlargement kidney, and that can aggravate patient’s kidney condition severely if it has not been well controlled. As the growth of kidney cysts, they will oppress patient’s kidney structure, which will reduce the blood flow of kidney, and that can stimulate kidney excreting renin, and that will lead to hypertension.


Patient with kidney enlargement often has blood in urine, which can be microscopic hematuria or gross hematuria, and hematuria has close relation with kidney cysts’ burst. Besides, infection can cause and aggravate hematuria obviously.

Renal insufficiency

Both PKD and kidney cyst can lead to renal insufficiency, and that is because the growth of kidney cysts can damage kidney structure gradually, which will also damage patient’s kidney function gradually.


Fatigue is very common in patient with kidney enlargement, and it is mainly caused by anemia. Just as high blood pressure, the root cause of anemia is also patient’s kidney damage, but this symptom is caused by the decrease of hemopoietin.

In fact, both PKD and kidney cyst will not cause any symptom when patient’s kidney cysts are small. And these are the symptoms that are very common and may appear in the early stage of kidney enlargement.

In the end, if you have any problem in dealing with this aspect, you can just leave us a message about your question, and we will send you a detailed reply timely.

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