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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.

Signs of Cyst Rupture for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-03-29 08:31

What are the signs of cyst rupture for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients? Cyst rupture occurs easily when cyst becomes very large and it may cause infection without timely control, which will worsen kidney condition and accelerate Polycystic Kidney Disease. Knowing the signs of cyst rupture for Polycystic Kidney Disease will help to have a early and timely diagnosis, so it is necessary for PKD patients to learn the possible symptoms of cyst rupture in advance.

1. Kidney pain/flank pain/lower back pain

When a cyst ruptures, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients will experience pain in their kidney condition. In addition, cyst rupture is just one of the possible causes for kidney pain and aside from it, some other illness conditions like kidney stone also can be the cause. Therefore, not everyone with kidney pain is certainly suffering from cyst rupture.

2. Blood in urine

Blood will appear in urine when a cyst ruptures. In Polycystic Kidney Disease, cyst enlarges as the increase of cystic fluid, and when it becomes very large, even a mild knock on kidney location can cause rupture of it. Blood urine caused by cyst rupture usually disappear within one week.

3. Kidney infection

In cases of PKD, kidney infection also can be a sign of cyst rupture. Therefore, if an PKD patient suffer from kidney infection suddently, he needs to be alert and do some tests to found out whether it is caused by cyst rupture. Kidney infection can cause aggravation of kidney condition and acceleration of illness condition, so an effective and timely management is very important.

4. Peritonitis

Similar with kidney infection, peritonitis may also appear as a sign of cyst rupture for Polycystic Kidney Disease and it usually occurs when cyst in outer part of kidney ruptures.

The above are the four common signs of cyst rupture in Polycystic Kidney Disease and once patients suffer from these discomforts suddenly, they should be considered to be caused by cyst rupture.

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