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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.

All Symptoms and Signs of Early PKD

2014-02-26 10:49

All Symptoms and Signs of Early PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is one genetic kidney disorder that progresses slowly. For patients who are suspected with PKD, they may want to know what symptoms and signs reveal they have PKD. Therefore, we are here to introduce all symptoms and signs of early PKD.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is one genetic kidney disorder in which quite a number of fluid-filled cysts develop in kidneys. When these cysts grow out of kidneys’ capacity, a series of symptoms and signs will appear.

As one kind of chronic kidney disease, PKD is also chronically progressive, so most patients don’t have any sign in the first several decades. This is why most patients don’t have any discomfort when they are just diagnosed with this inherited kidney disorder. In one word, in early PKD, patients usually have few symptoms.

However, the condition will be great different, as time goes on. When one of these kidney cysts becomes bigger than 3 or 4 cm or too many cysts grow in kidneys, patients will experience serious kidney damage along with some symptoms and signs, including:

- High blood pressure or hypertension

- Back pain or kidney pain

- Big belly or swollen abdomen

- Frequent or painful urination

- Blood in urine

The more kidney functioning tissues lost, the more patients’ symptoms and signs. All of the above symptoms may reveal the onset of Polycystic Kidney Disease. If you have one of these symptoms and there are other members with PKD in your family, you had better do some relative examinations immediately. Once you are diagnosed with this disease, you have to adopt effective treatments timely for preventing kidney failure.

At present, several treatments have been used to slow the progress of PKD. If you want to know what is the best treatment for you, you can send your test report or illness description to or We will give you some personalized advices after analyzing your medical case.

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