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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.

What Does Flank Pain Mean in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-09-28 16:44

What Does Flank Pain Mean in Polycystic Kidney DiseaseFor patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, they usually present various symptoms, such as flank pain, high blood pressure and so on. Then what does flank pain mean in PKD? And how to relieve this symptom?

Before finding the proper treatment for this disease, you need to figure out the following question.

What does flank pain mean in PKD?

As a life-threatening inherited disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease is mainly characterized by numerous fluid-filled sacs in the kidneys. In early stage, the cysts are small and they rarely cause symptoms. With age, there will be continuous growth of cysts without effective control, as a result, flank pain may occur.

If the cyst grows too big, any strenuous exercises may lead to the rupture of cyst, which is also an inducing factor of pain in the flank area.

In addition, urinary tract obstruction or kidney stones can also lead to or aggravate flank pain in PKD.

How to relieve flank pain in PKD patients?

Pain killers. Some pain killers can help patients with PKD relieve flank pain to some extent. However, they should be cautious when taking medicines, because some of the medicines may be harmful to the kidneys.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is based on traditional Chinese medicine, with the help of filtration device, the shattered medicines can be penetrated into the renal area directly.

In addition, it has obtained good curative effects in shrinking cysts in recent years. When cysts are shrunk to an ideal size, the symptoms including flank pain can be relieved accordingly. For more detailed information about this treatment, email

Except for the above measures, healthy lifestyle also play a significant role. In daily life, patients are suggested to stop drinking and smoking. If there is no huge loss of renal function, sufficient intake of water may be recommended to decrease the risk of kidney stones and so on.

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