How to Distinguish PKD and Kidney Cyst

2017-08-15 14:30

So many patients are confused about PKD and Kidney Cyst. Frankly speaking, kidney cyst is different with PKD. Well then, how to distinguish PKD and Kidney Cyst?

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So many patients are confused about PKD and Kidney Cyst. Frankly speaking, kidney cyst is different with PKD. Well then, how to distinguish PKD and Kidney Cyst?

In the following we will explain them from main three aspects:

-- Disease causes

How to Distinguish PKD and Kidney Cyst

PKD is usually bilateral disease, and autosomal inheritance disease. It is a genetic kidney disorder in which abnormal cysts grow and develop in kidneys.

Kidney Cyst is bilateral or unilateral disease, in which parts of cysts are congenital however majority of them are acquired.

-- The cystic fluids in kidneys

The cystic fluids of PKD are light yellow and contain uric acid and urea nitrogen and so on. In some cases, the color also may be reddish brown.

For kidney cyst, its cystic wall is thin containing crystal serous fluid inside the cyst.

-- Symptoms and complications

PKD is commonly accompanied with hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, kidney stone, UTI, Kidney Failure, and other related symptoms. The End Stage Renal Disease caused by PKD account for 7% to 10% of total Dialysis patients.

Compared with PKD, majority of cysts are simple cysts less seen the above symptoms. Kidney cyst patients may suffer from back pain or flank pain and abdominal mass.

How to diagnose PKD and kidney cyst?

Both PKD and kidney cyst can be checked via ultrasound, CT and other else imaging examination ways. Besides, PKD also can be checked combined family history.

With the medical development, it also can be diagnosed whether bring PKD genes by linkage analysis.

The above are the methods of distinguishing PKD and kidney cyst. If you suffer from one, please take proper and effective therapy to treat timely. TCM therapies are good choice.

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