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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Diagnosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-09-08 14:48

Diagnosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease For patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, it is significant for them to receive diagnosis in time. Taking effective diagnosis will be helpful to their illness condition and recovery.

To make an exact diagnosis, your doctors will ask you something about your medical history. It usually include: your symptoms, the medications that you have taken, and a family history of any illness conditions.

In general, the following tests can help to check out the size and number of cysts as well as measure kidney function.

B Ultrasound. It is a commonly used imaging technology. Generally, if there is dark area in the kidneys it indicates the place where cysts grow. But it is hard to make an exact diagnosis in young children.

CT Scan. It is particularly suited for a quick examine to your internal organs. In some cases, CT images can be combined to create 3-D images. It combines a series of X-ray beams from different angles and create cross-sectional images of your internal organs. Then your doctor will be able to look at these slices individually.

MRI scan. During the procedure, patients should lie still in a dark, enclosed tunnel. This test can expose the body to a strong magnetic field and make internal structures, including the kidneys, visible. It is more effective than the traditional test, such as blood test and urine test.

Genetic test. Firstly we should know that this disease is an inherited disease. It can be used to identify whether his baby will develop into PKD in the future. What’s more, it can be used when someone considers donating a kidney to his family member.

Sufferers of Polycystic Kidney Disease are usually accompanied with symptoms like lower back pain, high blood pressure, frequent urinary tract infection, liver cyst, kidney stone and blood urine, etc.

If you are a patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease and presenting some of the above symptoms, you had better take the diagnosis as soon as possible. In addition, we provide specialized therapies like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Medicated Bath, if you have interested in the herbal lists of the above therapy, you can directly leave us message below.

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