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Learn more about Polycystic kidney disease (PCKD)

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is polycystic kidney disease (PCKD)?

An inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. Cysts are noncancerous round sacs containing fluid. Having many cysts or large cysts may damage the kidneys.

Symptoms of polycystic kidney disease (PCKD)

  • Family history of kidney disease

  • Kidney problem on a previous ultrasound scan

Questions your doctor may ask to check for polycystic kidney disease (PCKD)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose polycystic kidney disease (PCKD)

  • Do you have any relatives with kidney disease?

  • Have you ever had any abnormality on ultrasound of your kidneys?

Treatment for polycystic kidney disease (PCKD)

Treatment focuses on preventing complications and alleviating symptoms. Medications are used to control high blood pressure and to treat urinary tract infections. Growth hormone can be used to improve growth. Dialysis and transplantation are needed once kidney failure develops.

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