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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can Women with Polycystic Kidney Disease Bear Children

2013-09-01 16:54

Can Women with Polycystic Kidney Disease Bear ChildrenCan women with Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) bear children? It was said that this disorder might be the result of genetic defect. Then how does it occur?

Generally speaking, the incidence of developing this disease between men and women are equal. If one of their parents is diagnosed with this disease, the probability will be 50%. If both their parents have this disorder, the risk will be elevated to 75%. In early stage, the cysts are small and there won’t be any obvious symptoms. With constant growing and increasing of cysts, the surrounding tissues will be oppressed. Gradually, there will present symptoms. Common symptoms of this disease are high blood pressure, hematuria, abdominal pain, urinary tract infection and kidney stones. Accompanied with effective guidance of doctors, women with this disorder can bear children.

The followings are suggested methods:

1. They can bear children when their illness conditions are stable. Namely, symptoms like high blood pressure, hematuria and so on. On the one hand, it is beneficial to the recovery, on the other hand, the probability of developing this disease will be decreased.

2. Do regular checkups during pregnancy. Because the subsequent treatment is relatively complex, to ensure the baby’s health, women with Polycystic Kidney Disease should take B ultrasound examination regularly during pregnancy.

3. Insist on medical checkup every half a year after the baby is born. Even if the check shows healthy before the baby is born, for patients with family history, they still need to take medical checkup every half a year. So that they can receive effective treatment in time.

Children are very important for every family. After the above introduction about Polycystic Kidney Disease, if you still have any other questions concerning bearing children, you can directly leave us a message below.

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