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Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a kind of genetic disease, which lead to the formation of cysts in the kidneys. Kidneys are two organs which locates in the central part of the spine, at the twist level. They can excrete waste products and toxic substances from the body.

For patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, they rarely present any symptoms in early stage. As the disorder progresses, the quantity and size of cyst will be increased and enlarged. And most of the patients can develop into Kidney Failure, the followings are symptoms of this disorder.

1. Enlarged kidney

Asymmetric nephropathy progress, differences in size. In advanced stage, the kidneys can even fill the entire abdominal cavity and there are many irregular kidney cysts on the surface of the kidney.

2. Pain of the renal area

There may be different types of pain, such as dull pain, sharp pain and colic pain. Kidney stones and urinary tract infection and cause these types of pain.

3. Hematuria

About the majority patients will experience microscopic hematuria, and there will be paroxysmal gross hematuria.

4. High blood pressure(hypertension)

It is common among the adults, before the serum creatinine is increased,about half of patients will suffer from hypertension, and it is related to the repression of the shows that the increase secretion of renin has close connection with cysts and high blood pressure.

5. Renal insufficiency

Individual cases will develop into kidney failure in the youth, generally, there will not be renal insufficiency before 40s.

6. Polycystic liver

For patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), the majority will suffer from polycystic liver. In addition, there will be pancreatic cyst and ovarian cyst.

If you have been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), we're here to help. Email (Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment.

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