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Polycystic Kidney Disease: What Is the Cause for Kidney Pain?

2013-02-16 15:35


Patient: One of my girls is having quite a lot of pain recently and it is difficult to say what is it. She has Polycystic Kidney Disease and I want to know under what conditions Polycystic Kidney Disease will cause kidney pain?



Doctor: Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic kidney problem, so it there anyone else in your family has this disease? Mostly, in cases of Polycystic Kidney Disease, the following several conditions will cause kidney pain:

1. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is marked by countless cysts in kidney. These cysts enlarge over time and when they pull renal capsule, patients will feel pain, as there are nerves in renal capsule.

2. When kidney cyst ruptures, patients also can feel pain. Ruptured kidney cyst occurs easily and it is usually accompanied by blood urine. In such a case, blood urine usually lasts several days and always disappears within one week.

3. Kidney stone: Kidney stone is one of the common complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease and it usually causes kidney pain when the stone suck in kidney. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, aside from kidney stone, they may also suffer from polycystic kidney liver and brain aneurysm.

Kidney infection: kidney infection occurs easily with Polycystic Kidney Disease, especially when there is ruptured kidney cyst. With kidney infection, patients will feel pain in the kidney location. For kidney infection occurs, antibiotics are always helpful.

With different causes, we need to take different measures, so it is necessary to find out the root cause of your daughter’s kidney pain. Only with clear causes, can we adopt correct and effective treatment method.

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